DETERMINATION OF OPTIMUM INVENTORY LEVELS AND STORAGE CENTERS FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL MATERIALS

A detailed study of the inventory of signal items was completed for the Ohio Department of Transportation by the SRS associates of Ohio University. The study involved a survey of existing inventory control procedures for signal materials, an analysis of current functions, identification of relevant cost factors and a demand analysis. Based on these results two systems were recommended for implementation. One was a near term manual system that involves classical inventory control techniques supported by specific procedures and graphical aids. A long term standardization and material requirements planning system was also proposed. Some decentralization of inventory and service capability was also recommended. Potential benefits of the recommendations include improved service to the highway user as well as significant monetary savings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was conducted in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio University, Athens

    Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
    Athens, OH  USA  45701
  • Authors:
    • Stemmler, R
    • Sheck, D
    • Kapka, S
    • Hon, L T
  • Publication Date: 1974-6-30

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OHIO- DOT-13-74 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM