Mathematical Analysis of Certain Phases of the Army Physical Supply Distribution System
Final rept. Jun-Sep 1969
ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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The report is a mathematical analysis of selected phases of the Army Physical Supply Distribution System APSDS. The first part is a stochastic analysis of convoy delays it provides a statistical relation between distance travelled and time of travel and incorporates such parameters as frequency of stoppage, length of delay, and speed. The second part analyzes the problem of convoy attrition and losses under various hostile environments. Such relations as the expected number of units lost and the expected proportion of units surviving are obtained and expressed in terms of initial number of units in the convoy, travel time, and various interplaying combat intensity factors. Finally, a brief analysis of a particular terminal operation is given expressions for cargo vessel turnaround times and handling cost per container are obtained.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies