Accession Number : ADA131497

Title :   Parts and Service Demand Distribution Generated by Primary Production.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV NY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Keilson,Julian ; Kubat,Peter

PDF Url : ADA131497

Report Date : Oct 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Most commercial and military systems subject to failure have an initial period of growth with uncertain time dependent growth rate. Prediction of spare parts demand and service personnel demand is correspondingly uncertain and existant statistical tools are inadequate for the adaptive ad hoc planning needed. In our model, systems subject to failure enter into use at the epochs of a time-inhomogeneous Poisson process of rate lambda (t). A component or module of each system in use has constant failure rate microns and generates demand for parts and service. The distribution of the cumulative failures N(t) is obtained. Numerical methods and the asymptotic distribution for large t are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Spare parts, *Inventory control, *Mathematical models, *Military equipment, *Commercial equipment, Military planning, Industrial production, Resource management, Logistics support, Operational effectiveness, Mathematical prediction, Poisson equation, Numerical methods and procedures, Statistical processes, Statistical data

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE