Job Simulation and Priority Sequencing for Depot Maintenance Shop Scheduling,
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA
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The US Army operates a very large industrial complex of depots to receive, store, maintain, and issue US Army managed equipment. This is the wholesale type operations intended to supply the retail type operations servicing the troops. This large complex consists of 11 major depots scattered at strategic locations throughout the continental US. Having been in operation for many years and with the advent of sophisticated ADP and communications equipments and techniques, a US Army Materiel Command central systems design agency has developed and is implementing a standard and integrated management system at each of the depots. For the repair of the millions of US Army equipments and repairable piece parts which become unserviceable through extensive use or accidental damage, these depots, supplementive to commercial industry, operate large rebuild maintenance facilities, each hiring several thousand employees. These activities are referred to as Depot Maintenance.