Accession Number : ADA198149

Title :   A Definition Study for Improving Inventory Control and Handling For the Overhaul Facility in Building 329 at SA-ALC/MAT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 31 Oct 85-31 Jan 86.

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

PDF Url : ADA198149

Report Date : 21 Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : Analysis of the B329 inventory control and handling procedures revealed that significant benefits could be gained through the use of computer controlled mechanized storage equipment to organize and control parts storage functions, combined with an effective parts tracking system to monitor the movement of parts between facilities. The project team conducted a number of personal interviews with various Mat Shop personnel in order to gain an understanding of material routing procedures and functional duties associated with the B329 overhaul process. Being informed that the present parts tool location was to be relocated into the new area that was 30% smaller, the team was tasked with conducting a functional definition of an inventory control and parts storage system for the new area. In addition, the team investigated the requirement of a parts tracking system that would monitor the movement of materials within/and between the B329 facility. This required further evaluation into he existing part identification methods and procedures being used within the shop environment. Documents attached to parts take the form of embossed metal tags, paper work control documents and soon will also include laser etched metal tags for the new dimensional inspection system. (kr)

Descriptors :   *MATERIALS HANDLING, *INVENTORY CONTROL, CONTROL, ENVIRONMENTS, ETCHING, FACILITIES, LASER APPLICATIONS, IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, INSPECTION, INTERVIEWING, LABELS, MAINTENANCE, MATERIALS, MATS, PARTS, PERSONNEL, ROUTING, SHOPS(WORK AREAS), STORAGE, TOOLS, TRACKING

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE