ALTERNATIVE MEASURES OF SUPPLY PERFORMANCE: FILLS, BACKORDERS, OPERATIONAL RATE, AND NORS
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Description is given of a measure of support effectiveness that appears to be an improved predictor of the expected number of NORS Not Operationally Ready--Supply aircraft. The NORS criterion brings the performance measure for base supply closer to the measure for base operations but, since it is not a separable function, item-by-item optimization with a cost constraint represented by a Lagrange multiplier is not feasible. The theorem developed in this study shows how a separable function can be optimized instead of a nonseparable function. The algorithm based on this theorem seems to have worked well.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies