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dc.contributor.advisorTerasawa, Katsuaki L.
dc.contributor.authorO'Keefe, John C.
dc.dateDecember 1992
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:19:25Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:19:25Z
dc.date.issued1992-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/24059
dc.description.abstractAs spending cuts for defense intensify, the Marine Corps must try to maximize its readiness with a reduced budget. Replenishment supplies and parts stocked at the U.S. Marine Corps intermediate supply level are currently stocked according to historical usage data and Combat Essentaliity-Critically Codes (CECs). However, this system may not result in maximum readiness. Items with the same CEC may differ in the degree to which they contribute to combat readiness, and historical demand is not necessarily an indicator of item importance. This thesis presents a model which demonstrates a theory for allocating funds for supplies and parts at the intermediate level subject to a budget constraint, based upon weighted essentiality values for inventory items. Analysis of the model shows that, given a budget reduction, a proportionate allocation policy is the optimal policy to pursue after steady state consumption is reached. The model analysis will also provide a basis for further research into readiness-oriented stockage.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/asupplyllocation1094524059
dc.format.extent79 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleA supply allocation and optimization model for the U.S. Marine Corps intermediate supply levelen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGates, William R.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Administrative Sciences
dc.subject.authorMyopicen_US
dc.subject.authorOptimizationen_US
dc.subject.authorCombat Essentiality-Criticality Codesen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine Corpsen_US
dc.subject.authorUtility maximizationen_US
dc.subject.authorMeasures of effectivenessen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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