Accession Number : ADA188342

Title :   U.S. Navy Advanced Receiving: A Better Approach to the Basics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Douglas W ; Handy, John B ; Nolan, Richard T

PDF Url : ADA188342

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : To reduce the time and cost necessary to receive material into Naval Supply Center (NSC) inventories and to improve control of material in transit, the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) is considering a major restructing of its wholesale distribution process. That change, called Advanced Receiving, consists of introducing a receipt into the Navy's physical distribution system near its origin rather that at its destination (the NSC); consolidating and transporting the material using Navy-contracted freight carriers; and delivering it directly to an NSC storage location without using a central receiving function. This study evaluates the feasibility of Advanced Receiving. The authors conclude that it will: improve the traceability and control of material in transit lower the cost of transportation to DoD, reduce order and ship time (and inventory pipeline), and lower the cost of labor and supplies now required to ship and receive Navy material. It also cautions that Advanced Receiving must be carefully designed to take advantage of those benefits. Specific recommendations in the areas of quality, accountability and material consolidation are presented. The authors recommend that Advanced Receiving be implemented, and that it be operated by a commercial contractor. After implementation, we recommend that NAVSUP consider expansion to include first-destination contract material, GSA issues and repairable material into Advanced Receiving's transportation network. Keywords: Computerized simulation.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL LOGISTICS, *DELIVERY, *MATERIALS HANDLING, *INVENTORY CONTROL, ACCOUNTABILITY, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, CONTRACTORS, COSTS, DISTRIBUTION, LABOR, NETWORKS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, PIPELINES, QUALITY, REPAIR, SHIPBOARD, STORAGE, TIME, SYSTEMS APPROACH, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, SHIPPING

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE