Accession Number : AD1015877

Title :   The Material Supply Adjustment Process in RAMF-SM, Step 2

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Institute for Defense Analyses Alexandria

Personal Author(s) : Schwartz,Eleanor L ; Thomason,James S

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : To support the Reports to Congress on the National Defense Stockpile of Strategic and Critical Materials, the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)has developed a suite of mathematical models and databases known as the Risk Assessment and Mitigation Framework for Strategic Materials(RAMF-SM). Part of RAMF-SM involves computing potential shortfalls of strategic materials in a national emergency, by comparing estimated material demands with projected available supplies. This paper describes in detail the portion of the RAMF-SM methodology that adjusts the demand and supply values to lessen the possibility of spurious or artificial shortfalls or surpluses due to data quality issues.

Descriptors :   mathematical models , stockpiles , STRATEGIC MATERIALS , METHODOLOGY

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE