Restructuring of the System of Storage and Dispatch of Portuguese Air Force Material

Given the current economic conjuncture, organizations have the need to become more flexible and to follow more efficient practices, in order to adapt to this new environment and take advantage of their available resources.The Portuguese Air Force (PAF) is aware that the logistic component is crucial to improve effectiveness in its mission accomplishment.The objective of this work is to analyze the warehouse system, the reception and expedition of material, and to study solutions based on new technologies, in order to outline procedures based on new tools capable to adapt to the integrated system already implemented.As a matter of fact, the PAF has already some tools that allow for implementing a computerization of these tasks, namely the warehouse management system, which is currently being implemented at the Depósito Geral de Material of the PAF.This work proposes the adoption of a centralized acquisition system in order to restrict the number of procedures carried out, and the variety of items acquired. In addition, it also proposes the use of the tool SAPConsole in order to make possible the reception and expedition of materials through the use of bar code scanners.With the proposed improvements, the current procedures of the warehouse system will be more efficient, leading to lower costs and a better use of available resources.

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Jose Miguel Soares, ISEG Lisbon School of Economics & Management, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Fernanda Mendes, European University & Laureate International Universities, Portugal

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Conference: ECSS2018
Stream: Economics and Management

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