Accession Number : ADA187288

Title :   Critical Item Identification.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Bishop, June A

PDF Url : ADA187288

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The Joint Chiefs of Staff are concerned about the military's ability to deter enemy action and counter enemy forces. In an effort to assess capabilities and have a basis for apportioning items, the Unified Commands were asked to identify critical items. This paper looks at the various methods the Navy uses to determine critical items with the objective of finding a consistent method for critical item determination. Based on the results of research, the validity of existing programs used in critical item identification could improve if there was more communication between the Fleet Commander in Chief and his Type Commanders and Navy Supply Systems Command. Better communication would also make model results available to all for use in planning. Keywords: Operational availability, Requirements, Determination, Critical items, Theses.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL EQUIPMENT, *MATERIEL, AVAILABILITY, CONSISTENCY, DETERMINATION, IDENTIFICATION, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MILITARY PLANNING, MODELS, THESES, CRITICALITY(GENERAL), LOGISTICS SUPPORT

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE