Accession Number : ADA494450


Title :   Reverse Logistics at the Commander, Naval Surface Forces Real-Time and Reutilization Asset Management (R-RAM) San Diego Warehouse


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY


Personal Author(s) : Villanueva, Nolasco ; Young, Jeffery ; Estrella, Dennis


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a494450.pdf


Report Date : 20 Nov 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : The purpose of this MBA project is to evaluate and assess the inventory management database at the Commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) Real-time Reutilization Asset Management (R-RAM) San Diego warehouse. CNSF spends approximately $4 million annually for contractor support to operate the R-RAM warehouses for the Atlantic and Pacific Surface Fleets, and in return receives cost avoidance for spares issued from the warehouses. The warehouses contain A condition spare parts that were off-loaded from decommissioned ships, as well as excess inventory from afloat units. Spare parts in the R-RAM warehouses were procured either by using initial outfitting allowance or by Operations and Maintenance (O & M) funds. The spare part is issued free to the requesting ship. The R-RAM inventory is visible to customers through the Global Distance Support Center and various databases. The goals of this study of the R-RAM inventory management database are to determine ways to increase throughput while simultaneously reducing inventory and operating expense, reduce inventory footprint by identifying dead stock and obsolete spares, recommend a stocking policy, and develop recommendations for current and future operations.


Descriptors :   *WAREHOUSES , *LOGISTICS , *REVERSE ENGINEERING , COSTS , INVENTORY CONTROL , UTILIZATION , SPARE PARTS , CONTRACTORS , REAL TIME , NAVAL VESSELS , NAVAL WARFARE


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE