The Solution of a Military Readiness and Supply Problem Using a Fixed Charge Transportation Model.
NEW YORK UNIV NY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
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It is shown that a certain problem involving the readiness and resupply of military operational units in various geographical locations can be formulated as a fixed charge transportation model. The present paper discusses the solution to such problems using the Murty procedure with added refinements including a particular special transportation model studies by DeMaio and Roveda, and more recently by Srinivansan and Thompson. The methodology is used to solve the readiness and resupply problem when the fixed charges are small relative to the ordinary transportation costs and is illustrated with a numerical example.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies