Accession Number : ADA256084


Title :   Analysis of Material Handling Equipment for Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) Instream Offload


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Sumner, John D ; Kang, Keebom


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256084.pdf


Report Date : 20 Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : The Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) program enables the United States Marine Corps to globally project rapid and sustainable combat power. The instream method of offloading equipment and supplies from the Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) provides the flexibility needed to respond to a broader range of contingencies dictated by the increasingly dynamic geostrategic environment. In this paper, we develop a simulation model of an MPS instream offloading operation to provide Marine Corps commanders with a decision support tool for best allocation of material handling equipment to rapidly achieve fully operational capability ashore.


Descriptors :   *SIMULATION , *MARINE CORPS , *LOGISTICS , *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , SHIPS , UNITED STATES , ENVIRONMENTS , MODELS , ALLOCATIONS , SUPPLIES , HANDLING , POWER , TOOLS , DYNAMICS , MATERIALS , THESES , OPERATION , MILITARY APPLICATIONS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE