Inventory Control

Exploiting the Electronic Data Processor in the Air Force

by Leon Gainen

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An application of the Air Force logistical electronic data processor (EDP) to that of inventory control of the material supporting two major aircraft of the U.S. Air Force. It is assumed that (1) a single-point logistical support concept is in operation for these weapons, (2) all bases flying these aircraft requisition spares from a Weapon Support Manager, and (3) although the management is centralized, the support materiel is strategically positioned at storage sites throughout the country. The functions of Air Force inventory control are part of the program described: input data control, substitution and allocation, transaction posting and management review, and due-in and shipment control.

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