Accession Number:

ADA024061

Title:

Low Demand FBM Support Study,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY FLEET MATERIAL SUPPORT OFFICE MECHANICSBURG PA OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-28

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Supply support for the Fleet Ballistic Missile submarines requires intensive management of material by NSC Charleston. Support goals imposed by higher authority dictate availability of a wide range of items. NSC Charleston has applied unique rules to determine which items should be carried, the quantity of material stocked for each item, and when to place limitations on issue. This study examines current rules of management and a number of related alternative rules. It is limited to those items managed under retail cognizance. A simulator was developed to emulate a portion of the supply operation at NSC Charleston. Each alternative rule was compared to the current rule. It was found that cost effective support can be provided by adding Equipment Related Vital items to the carried stock list upon first demand, providing the unit price is 50.00 or less. Eliminating the abnormal demand filter retaining the tracking signal test in levels setting also proved to be cost effective. This change applies only to items with annual demand of 20 units or less and annual frequency of six of less. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE