Accession Number:

AD0702429

Title:

UNCONSTRAINED OPTIMIZATION IN THE INTEGERS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The paper presents a reconsideration of the NORS aircraft problem not operationally ready--supply and its dual subproblem for the case of a discretely convex function. The memorandum describes an algorithm that will apply to the Air Force procurement problem for a reparable single-echelon inventory system. The study identifies functions for which a local optimum is a global optimum, and develops a general solution strategy for finding the optimum in the promising areas. Results suggest that a NORS criterion might be more attractive than a backorder criterion in designing future increments of the AFLCs Advanced Logistics System. METRIC would still be necessary, since it alone is a two-echelon model that can furnish the proper depot stock levels. After the depot stock levels are fixed, a post-METRIC NORS calculation could take place.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Operations Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE