Accession Number : ADA132480

Title :   A Simulation Study of the Coefficient of Variation as a Measure of Variability of Requirements in a Material Requirements Planning Environment.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Bobko,Peter Bartholomew

PDF Url : ADA132480

Report Date : 15 Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 277

Abstract : The management of production inventories is a concern of production and operations managers. Among the decisions a manager must make is the selection of a procedure to determine the timing and size of replenishment orders. The selection of a procedure, is dependent upon the environment in which it will be applied. The research described in this dissertation is concerned with the adequacy of the coefficient of variation as a descriptor of a requirements vector in the selection of a lot sizing procedure within a Material Requirements Planning (MRP) environment.

Descriptors :   *Materials handling, *Inventory control, *Vector analysis, Analysis of variance, Management planning and control, Cost estimates, Stockpiles, Computerized simulation, Methodology, Sizes(Dimensions), Requirements, Inventory analysis, Materials

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE