SIMULATION IN RAND'S LOGISTICS SYSTEMS LABORATORY,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The techniques of simulation being developed for the Logistics Laboratory are applicable to many kinds of supply and distribution systems. With modifications, it should be possible to extend the techniques to many industrial and business enterprises where servicetesting of new management policies and procedures is desirable but difficult to implement because of organizational interactions or the danger of disrupting ongoing activities. The kinds of problems that seem especially relevant are those involving inventory control, inventory size, centralized versus decentralized procurement, centralized versus decentralized stocking, etc.