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CCDC Visual SESAME (Selected Essential-Item Stock for Availability Method)

Updated 6/4/2017

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CCDC Visual SESAME (Selected Essential-Item Stock for Availability Method)
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​Visual SESAME (Selected Essential-Item Stock for Availability Method) is a multi-echelon, multi-indenture inventory model. It determines the optimal range and depth of spares and repair parts at all locations in the support structure in order to meet a weapon system readiness target or budget constraint.  The use of Visual SESAME is mandated by the Department of the Army (AR 700-18) for Initial Provisioning Requirements Determination.  To obtain a copy of the Visual SESAME software, CCDC requires that all individuals complete a day and a half training course on the software.   

To request the Visual SESAME software or inquire about upcoming training sessions, please contact

Processes Supported

Departments Associated

  • Army

Integrated Product Support Elements Addressed

This tool was identified as part of a product support analytical tools database provided solely to assist defense acquisition workforce professionals to identify best value product support solutions which optimize system readiness and life cycle cost. Neither the Department of Defense or the Defense Acquisition University provide any warranty of these tools whatsoever, whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranty that the contents of the item will be error-free. This analytical tools database should under no circumstances be considered as being all-encompassing, and is in no-wise meant to endorse the capabilities or products of any particular individual, company, or organization.

Part of the CCDC Tool Suite

This tool is part of a suite of reliability growth tools offered by the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Data and Analysis Center. For more information on the other tools available, visit the DAU CCDC Tool Suite page.

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