Accession Number : ADA244663


Title :   A Decision Support Strategy for the Acquisition of CVN Q-Cosal Target Date Material


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Small, William C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a244663.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 148


Abstract : In response to the reduced threat against the United States, Congress has directed the Department of Defense to reduce spending. As funds are reduced, targets of opportunity are shifting from the battlefield to the appropriation field. Dollars invested in inventories are a prime target of cost reduction. This thesis examines existing inventory management policies at the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA. (SUPSHIPNN). It provides a decision support system called the DSS Strategy model. The results of simulation indicate inventory managers at SUPSHIPNN can use the DSS Strategy model to make decisions that will reduce inventories and meet production target dates. Successful management of inventories is not a cost saving measure alone. The judicious use of valuable inventory and associated resources will maintain the fleet in the highest possible state of readiness within constricting fiscal resources.


Descriptors :   *SIMULATION , CONGRESS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , UNITED STATES , POLICIES , STRATEGY , ACQUISITION , MANAGEMENT , PRODUCTION , MODELS , THREATS , OPERATIONAL READINESS , BATTLEFIELDS , THESES , TARGETS , REDUCTION , COSTS , SUPERVISORS , INVENTORY , MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL , VALUE , INVENTORY CONTROL , SHIPBUILDING , SAVINGS , DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , MEASUREMENT


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE