Accession Number:

ADA200966

Title:

Evaluation of Inventory Management Policies at Naval Shipyards

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

Although the overall shipyard workload has decreased, material inventories at naval shipyards have grown significantly in recent years. Inventories at the eight naval shipyards increased 63f percent adjusted for inflation between 1979 and 1983, and 24 percent between 1984 and 1987. Liytle action has been taken to reverse this trend although the problem has been the subject of numerous studies since 1978. This thesis examines existing inventory management policies at naval shipyards. An evaluation of the efficiency of existing policies for obtaining and excessing materials was emphasized, and recommendations for improvement were provided. Results indicate that changes can be implemented that would decrease the quantity of material ordered and excessed without creating overhaul and repair delays. Such action would reduce the overall investment in shipyard inventories.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE