Accession Number:

ADA059303

Title:

Navy Retail Range Models: Comparative Analysis,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY FLEET MATERIAL SUPPORT OFFICE MECHANICSBURG PA OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-29

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

Current range rules for the Navy retail system add items to the carried inventory on the basis of a fixed number of customer demands over a specified time period. DODINST 4140.45 of 7 Apr 1978 promulgates a DOD-wide policy which requires that intermediate levels of inventory be stocked using a range model which considers the cost of stockingnot stocking an item. This report contains a comparative analysis using simulation of three range models which meet the the requirements of the new policy. The study results indicate that, of the models examined, the preferred model is a FMSO Navy Fleet Material Support Office developed Retail Range Model. This model projects an improved POE point of Entry effectiveness within existing range, procurement workload and investment constraints. Additionally, the FMSO Model provides an inventory of items with a high probability of continued demand. The major disadvantage is the Mathematical complexity which appears to be a common characteristic of the more perceptive models. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE