Accession Number : ADA294254

Title :   Spreadsheet Decision Support Model for MK 16 Underwater Breathing Apparatus Repair Parts Inventory Management.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Butler, Peter B.

PDF Url : ADA294254

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This thesis proposes a spreadsheet-based decision support model for determining the most effective repair parts inventory for the MK 16 Underwater Breathing Apparatus (MK 16). Incorporating U.S. Navy demand information, the model provides the inventory manager the ability to modify repair parts inventories as changes occur to the order and shipping times, tempo of operations, or the number of MK 16 assigned. The thesis explores the current methods of MK 16 repair parts inventory design and recommends changes that permit the inventory manager to model an improved inventory within the constraints of each specific scenario. While providing inventory managers the ability to experiment with 'what if' scenarios, the spreadsheet also provides the commanding officer greater control over unit readiness.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *INVENTORY CONTROL, *BREATHING APPARATUS, *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, SCENARIOS, MODELS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MINE COUNTERMEASURES, THESES, REPAIR, CONFIGURATIONS, SUPERVISORS, INVENTORY, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, NAVAL PLANNING, MILITARY COMMANDERS, SHIPPING, SPARE PARTS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Life Support Systems
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE