Accession Number : ADA134995

Title :   Cost Effectiveness - An Analysis of the Proposed Civil Engineering Materials Acquisition System (CEMAS).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Dean,W P

PDF Url : ADA134995

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : Air Force Engineering and Services Center (AFESC) has been tasked to develop an automated inventory control system for implementation AF wide. The proposed system must be at least 95% responsive and cost effective to operate. In answer to this tasking AFESC is proposing CEMAS. The study is focused on the inventory control procedures used for leveling of store stock in support of daily maintenance requirements. If an inventory control system is to be cost effective it must be both economical and responsive. GOCESS currently provides material support with a response rate of 96.3% and is therefore a candidate for implementation AF wide. The study addresses whether or not an automated inventory control system, like the proposed CEMAS, has the potential to provide a more cost effective store stock than currently obtainable with GOCESS while maintaining a minimum of 95% responsiveness. In accordance with the principles of inventory theory a heuristic inventory model is used to evaluate the cost effectiveness objective. The results of the study indicate that an automated inventory control system, like the proposed CEMAS does have the potential to provide a more cost effective store stock than currently obtainable with GOCESS while maintaining a minimum of 95% responsiveness. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *Inventory control, *Civil engineering, *Logistics management, Military supplies, Supplies, Management planning and control, Air Force planning, Automation, Cost effectiveness, Heuristic methods, Models, Computer applications, Systems analysis, Theses

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE