Accession Number:

ADA076156

Title:

A Linear Programming Model to Determine the Least-Cost Transportation Asset Mix to Deploy a Field Artillery Battery.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-13

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

An integer programming model is developed to determine the mix of transporting vehicles required to deploy a field artillery battery and minimize the cost associated with the movement. Constraints include the equipment transported, carriers available, deployment time, maximum train length, and rail motive power. The decision variables are the feasible load plans based on equipment and cargo compartment dimensions and carrier payload restrictions. Motor transportation appears to be the optimal mode to minimize transportation costs when time permits. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE