THE LOGISTICS COMPOSITE MODEL: AN OVERALL VIEW
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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A description of the Logistics Composite Model L-COM, a computer model developed to simulate the overall operations and support functions at an Air Force base. L-COM consists of three main programs a preprocessor, a simulation program, and a postprocessor. The model replicates the flying of aircraft accomplishment of servicing tasks incurrence of malfunctions flight- line maintenance repair of components in base repair shops the utilization and interaction of resources in the demand process and the changes in resource availability according to shift policies. L-COM has two unique features 1 a task network that describes base processes to be simulated by identifying particular tasks and the sequence for accomplishing them and 2 embedded decision routines that help determine a best mix of resources to support a prescribed flying program. The model requires a computer with an internal memory of at least 65,000 words of 36-bit length or equivalent. A typical problem requires from 1 12 to 2 minutes of computer time to simulate a days worth of base operations involving 1500 tasks. Since L-COM is written in SIMSCRIPT, almost any computer of sufficient size may be used.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies