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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Hugh Donen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:51:02Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:51:02Z
dc.date.issued1997-02-06en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-21398-20285en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/36540
dc.description.abstractThis thesis identifies the potential net economic gains from substituting less costly transit for relatively costly parts inventory through pipeline reduction. The analysis considers long run steady state economic implications of adjusting the current mix of inventory investments and transportation expenses. The scope of the analysis is focused on a case study of Department of Defense (DoD) parts inventories within the US. The inventory scope is limited to high cost low priority, non-mission critical, replenishment parts (engines, electronics, assemblies and components, etc.). The study uses baseline data collected over 9 months from over 200 inventory sites on thousands of parts. Pipeline reductions are achieved by replacing the current 6 day transit time with a conservative 3 day commercial carrier (e.g., UPS, DHL, Emory Air, etc.). Warehouses in the case study automatically lower inventory levels in response to lowered transit times to prevent inventory buildup. These lower inventory levels will generate reductions in inventory investment and associated holding costs. The reductions in these inventory costs are compared to the increases in transportation expenses to generate benefit to cost ratios.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartThesis_Taylor.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartVita_Taylor.PDFen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectTransportationen_US
dc.subjectInventoryen_US
dc.subjectTradeoffen_US
dc.subjectSimulationen_US
dc.titleEconomic Tradeoffs of Substituting Transportation for Inventory in the Department of Defense: A Case Study of Pipeline Reductionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEconomicsen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairWaud, Roger N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLutton, Thomas J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReid, Brian K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWentzler, Nancy A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-21398-20285/en_US
dc.date.sdate1997-02-06en_US
dc.date.rdate1998-03-19
dc.date.adate1998-03-19en_US


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