Accession Number : ADA306542

Title :   A DLA Study on the Costs of Reducing Depot Processing and Transportation Time.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY RICHMOND VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSI S MANAGEMENT SUPPORT OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Roberts, Benedict C. ; Elliott, Russell S. ; Rudd, Sara P.

PDF Url : ADA306542

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Every inch that we can take off of the logistics pipeline is known to result in reduced customer inventories; and therefore, it reduces costs to the taxpayer. However, unlike many other DLA response time reduction initiatives, this report addresses response time reductions in areas that are known to have cost implications to the wholesale organizations. Many logisticians believe that these added costs will be minimal in light of the potential retail inventory reductions associated with faster wholesale replenishment. In this report we quantify the costs incurred by DLA as depots reduce requisition bank time, hold time, and in-transit time. Furthermore, we investigated different stock positioning issues relating to range and depth of stock in order to provide a reduced response time at the lowest possible cost.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, MILITARY SUPPLIES, MILITARY FACILITIES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COST EFFECTIVENESS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, SUPPLY DEPOTS, COST MODELS, ALLOCATIONS, INVENTORY CONTROL, TIMELINESS, WORKLOAD, LOGISTICS PLANNING, SHIPPING, STOCKPILES, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, DEMAND(ECONOMICS).

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE