Central Stores Inventory: Employing the IBM 1410 Magnetic Tape Computer System

(1963) Central Stores Inventory: Employing the IBM 1410 Magnetic Tape Computer System. Transportation, Department of


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The Property and Equipment Department has a central supply of automotive parts, tools, and maintenance supplies. This central supply is used to supply the repair shop and also to supply parts to the various field garages and all departments of the Commission. The old procedure involved keeping track manually of all of the parts, which involved some 22,000 items. All records, billings, arid re-order points were kept manually. Mani times the re-order points were located by reaching into a bin and finding nothing there. Desiring to improve this situation, an inventory control system was established for use on the computer. A complete record of the supplies that are stored in the central warehouse was prepared and this information was used to make a catalog. Each time an item is issued or received, it is processed through the inventory program. When the re-order point is reached, a notice is given to reorder. The procedure for taking inventory has been improved. A voucher invoice is now prepared by the computer for all issues to departments. These are some of the many benefits that have been de rived from this system.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Inventory control, Records management, Computers, Computer program documentation, Data management
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
Transportation > Law and policies
ID Code: 22498
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2016 12:35
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 12:35
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22498