A Methodology for Conus APOE Reception Planning.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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In a wartime contingency, several AFLC bases would be tasked to serve as aerial ports of embarkation for large quantities of personnel and equipment. The managers must develop reception plans to deal with that potential workload, but lack the necessary information on its size. Furthermore, they have no method of testing their plans once developed. This thesis develops two computer simulation models to solve these problems. The first draws input from existing TPFDD data and translates it into a rough cut estimate of the workload based on an unconstrained flow through the system. Based on this workload, the managers can develop a plan. The second model allows the managers to define resource levels, activity times, and policy options to reflect their plan. By running the TPFDD data through this second model, they can test their plan prior to execution. The models are demonstrated using a randomly-generated data base in standard TPFDD format and a hypothetical reception plan. This demonstration shows the power of simulation in solving these problems, and proves that the methodology mapped out is a workable solution. Author
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies