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Standardization of hull, mechanical, and electrical equipment (H, M and E) inventory

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Authors
Corbett, John Charles
Subjects
Inventory standardization
Hull, mechanical and electrical
Standardization
Inventory
Non-standard inventory cost model
Advisors
Whipple, David R.
Date of Issue
1987-09
Date
September 1987
Publisher
Language
en_US
Abstract
Inventory standardization can increase parts availability while reducing operating costs. Although DOD and Navy policies and guidance support standardization, Navy programs have not been successful in minimizing nonstandard parts in weapons designs. This thesis attempts to identify the supply support problems caused by a lack of inventory standardization and to determine the extent of these problems. A model was developed to estimate the costs resulting from non-standardization of inventory. The model demonstrated that through inventory standardization the Navy could annually save millions of dollars. The savings achieved by reducing nonstandard parts and consolidating items with similar form, fit, and function can be re-invested in inventory to improve depth. Finally, standards offices can make a substantial contribution to the reduction of nonstandard parts if given more authority in the acquisition approval process.
Type
Thesis
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Department
Department of Administrative Sciences
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
166 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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