The Effect of Material Shortages on Production at the Naval Air Rework Facility, Alameda.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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As a result of the Department of Defense Material Distribution Study, the Navy has begun to consolidate the wholesale inventories held at the Naval Air Station, Alameda and at the Navy Supply Center, Oakland. Due to this consolidation, the support responsibility for the Naval Air Rework Facility, alameda, will shift from the Naval Air Station, Alameda to the Naval Supply Center, Oakland. This support involves the positioning of stock, the requisition processing and status function, and the movement of material through the system to the Air Rework Facility. Planning for such support requires an examination of the industrial activity itself the production processes involved, the policies and procedures that govern material movement, and material supply problems currently faced by production personnel. Research revealed that material shortages were a significant cause of production delays and inefficiencies. Material shortage induced delays also were found to have an impact on the material pipeline and on customer units. Finally, the level of material support provided to the Air Rework Facility is documented and recommendations as to changes to that service are offered. Author
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems