Accession Number : ADA185264

Title :   Direct Commissary Support System (DICOMSS) Design Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Dec 86,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALY SIS OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Russell, James M ; Smith, Kevin P

PDF Url : ADA185264

Report Date : Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : A simulation analysis was performed on the Defense Mechanization Support Office (DMECSO) design for an automated material handling system for the Direct Commissary Support System (DICOMSS) at the Defense Depot Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania). A pick-to-belt system, coupled with a bar code sortation system, was the main enhancement to the picking and palletizing area. An automated guided vehicle (AGV) system was employed to carry pallets from receiving to storage. Several significant recommendations were made concerning the design. The AGV system was not cost effective. A second sortation belt was needed to alleviate congestion and to provide redundancy. In addition, numbers of specific resources (e.g. , number of forklifts, turret trucks, etc.) to procure was also provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, BELTS, AUTOMATION, CONGESTION, PALLETS, SUPPLY DEPOTS, REDUNDANCY, FORKLIFT VEHICLES, WORKLOAD, BAR CODES, OVERSEAS, WAREHOUSES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE