Accession Number : ADA499921


Title :   A Human-Centered Approach to Sense and Respond Logistics


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 2005-Dec 2008


Corporate Author : ARKANSAS UNIV FAYETTEVILLE DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Buyurgan, Nebil ; Cassady, Richard ; Chimka, Justin ; Gripper, Misty ; Hill, Raymond ; Mason, Scott ; Meller, Russ ; Militello, Laura ; Nachtmann, Heather ; Nam, Chang ; Pohl, Edward ; Rossetti, Manuel


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a499921.pdf


Report Date : 10 Apr 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 167


Abstract : The goal of this research effort was to develop quantitative and scientific methods that capable of assisting researchers and military logisticians in the analysis of the effectiveness of logistics technology and processes in a Sense & Respond Logistics (S&RL) environment that incorporated both a human-centered and a system-based perspective. The specific research efforts summarized in the report include: (1) Effective Scheduling and Coordination of Disaster Relief Operations, (2) Experimental Evidence on Team Coordination and Collaboration Within a Distributed Logistics Network, (3) A New Paradigm For Studying Trust In Virtual Teams, (4) Developing and Evaluating Operationally Robust Forecasting Techniques in Military Logistics, (5) Integrated Distribution Planning and Forecasting for Medical Logistics, (6) An Auction-Based Framework for Resource Allocation in Disaster Relief Operations, (7) Comparing Maintenance Policies for Single-Unit, Markovian Systems, and (8) Improved Outbreak Detection for Bio Terror Response Logistics.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , *MANPOWER UTILIZATION , *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , DISASTERS , MAINTENANCE , NETWORKS , MEDICAL SERVICES , OPERATIONAL READINESS , MARKOV PROCESSES , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , FORECASTING , VIRTUAL REALITY , SCHEDULING , ALLOCATIONS , POLICIES , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , BIOTERRORISM , MILITARY ASSISTANCE


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE