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dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Thomas P.
dc.contributor.advisorMcMasters, Alan W.
dc.contributor.authorRobillard, Glenn C.
dc.dateMarch, 1994
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-11T21:53:33Z
dc.date.available2013-04-11T21:53:33Z
dc.date.issued1994-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/30557
dc.description.abstractThe U.S. military presently manages about 88 billion dollars in spare and repair parts, consumables, and other support items. Department of Defense (DOD) inventory models which help wholesale item managers make inventory decisions concerning these items are based on the assumption that mean demand remains constant over time. In DOD this assumption is rarely met. During periods of declining demand, such as that associated with force reduction or equipment retirement, the inventory models usually keep stock levels too high, generating excess material. Recently, the amount of excess in DOD was estimated to be as high as 40 billion dollars. On the other extreme, during periods of increasing demand, the models generally provide too little stock, resulting in poor weapons system support. The purpose of this research was to develop an inventory model which does not rely on the assumption that mean demand is stationary. Use of the model would be appropriate when a known or predictable increase or decrease in mean demand is forecasted. Through simulation the model's performance was evaluated and compared with that of the Navy's Uniform Inventory Control Program (UICP) model. The results indicate that the proposed model significantly outperforms the existing model when mean demand is non- stationary. Additionally, the results indicate that the proposed model's performance is equal to or better than the existing Navy model under many stationary mean demand scenarios.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/awholesalelevelc1094530557
dc.format.extent260 p.;28 cm.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. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshInventory control United Statesen_US
dc.titleA wholesale level consumable item inventory model for non-stationary demand patternsen_US
dc.title.alternativeNAen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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