Accession Number : AD0787090

Title :   Alternative SIM (Selected Item Management) Criteria,

Corporate Author : NAVY FLEET MATERIAL SUPPORT OFFICE MECHANICSBURG PA OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Thompson,D. W. ; Gabriel,R. J.

Report Date : 26 SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The study evaluates alternative SIM (Selected Item Management) criteria using historical demand data and a computer simulation model. These alternative criteria are evaluated in terms of their effects on (1) gross requisition effectiveness, (2) investment requirements, (3) the volatility of the SIM Battery, and (4) number of resupply orders (workload). The objective of the study was to develop standard SIM Criteria which could be adopted fleet wide. Historical demand data were taken from five different types of ships -- a DLG, DDG, SSN, LPD, and an AOR. Results of this study show that several alternative criteria reduce dollar investment, volatility, and workload with minimal loss in effectiveness. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Naval logistics, *Logistics planning, Mathematical models, Inventory control, Data processing, Forecasting, Statistical analysis, Optimization, Efficiency, Frigates, Destroyers, Submarines, Tenders(Vessels), Amphibious ships

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE