Accession Number : ADA190276

Title :   Asset Search Pattern for DRMS (Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service) MILSTRIP Requisitioning.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hobson, Jeffrey J

PDF Url : ADA190276

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The objective of this project was to determine the transportation cost savings that could be achieved by changing the search algorithm presently used in the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) mechanized MILSTRIP requisitioning system. The current system chooses the best assets to fill a requisition, whereas the proposed system selects the closet acceptable assets. Transportation costs were calculated for each routine by using actual requisitions. The quality of the assets being shipped would decrease only slightly with the proposed routine. The study recommends that this new routine be implemented if the expected cost savings is great enough to offset the cost of recoding the computer program.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *INVENTORY CONTROL, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, ALGORITHMS, COSTS, MARKETING, PATTERNS, SAVINGS, SEARCHING, TRANSPORTATION, MAINTENANCE, COST ANALYSIS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE