Accession Number : ADA293136

Title :   Using Marginal Analysis to Load Combat Logistics Force (CLF) Ships.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Wilson, K. C.

PDF Url : ADA293136

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : This thesis provides an algorithm based on marginal analysis to help CLF Supply Officers load ships with Provisions (food), High Usage Load List (HULL), and ship store stock. The algorithm is incorporated into an EXCEL spreadsheet and produces a prioritized list of items in their optimum stocking sequence. The algorithm is compared to both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleet current loading methods using a food item example and shows a 60-70% increase in expected supply effectiveness. Furthermore, the algorithm is generic and can be applied to and inventory problem where a demand distribution is known and space is the limiting factor in determining stocking levels.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY SUPPLIES, *LOADING(HANDLING), *SHIPBOARD, *NAVAL LOGISTICS, ALGORITHMS, THESES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, PROBLEM SOLVING, LEVEL(QUANTITY), TABLES(DATA), FLEETS(SHIPS), INVENTORY, STORAGE, OFFICER PERSONNEL, SHIP MODELS, FOOD, COMBAT FORCES, TENDERS(VESSELS).

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE