Accession Number : ADA262397


Title :   Scheduling Air Mobility Command's Channel Cargo Missions


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Rau, Gregory S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262397.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 134


Abstract : Through the use of a linear programming model, this research revised the initial schedule for AMC's channel cargo missions to eliminate any excess delay enroute by minimizing the cumulative, weighted time-in-system for all cargo, according to a given cargo flow. In fact, the revised schedule minimizes any assigned nonnegative weighting of the time-in-system, due to the properties of equivalent measures of performance. When combined with Step One of a proposed two-step process for revising AMC's channel mission schedule, this research can be used to improve the current schedule based on Step One's cargo flow. By carefully defining the notation and adapting the job-shop formulation, this research devised a method for modeling the scheduling of a limited-size portion of AMC's channel system and minimizing the delay enroute. If future research can improve this method using the recommendations provided, this method could become a significant part of AMC's advance planning process.... Scheduling, Logistics, Transportation, Transshipment, Linear programming, Dual variables.


Descriptors :   *MODELS , *LOGISTICS , TRANSPORTATION , JOBS , FORMULATIONS , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , LINEAR PROGRAMMING , TIME , SCHEDULING , PLANNING , MISSIONS , CARGO , DELAY , FLOW , CHANNELS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE