Accession Number : ADA260527


Title :   Forecasting Consumable Item Transfer Impacts


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OFFICE


Personal Author(s) : Bryant, III, John W ; Petet, Gerard ; Anderson, James W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260527.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : The transfer of management of nearly one million consumable items from the military services to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) during the period FY91 - FY94 may adversely affect certain key processes and backlogs at the four DLA hardware supply centers. Specifically, bottlenecks or 'choke points' could develop within the four hardware centers as a result of overtaxed resources. Therefore, the DLA Operations Research Office (DLA-DORO) has developed a computer simulation of these key supply center processes and backlogs. The Red flag Model is so named because measurement of each process or backlog is accomplished through the use of indicators which track the entire range of operating levels from normal to out of tolerance (i.e., red flag) levels. Furthermore, the model enables the hardware centers to identify potential problem areas 4 to 6 months in advance and take appropriate corrective actions. The model is currently installed at each hardware center.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS , SIMULATION , MEASUREMENT , MANAGEMENT , MODELS , RESOURCES , TRANSFER , INDICATORS , TRACKS , SUPPLIES , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , COMPUTERS , FORECASTING , TOLERANCE , OPERATION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE