Accession Number:

ADA141218

Title:

Optimizing Flexibility and Responsiveness in U.S. Army Contingency Plan Logistical Support

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

255.0

Abstract:

This thesis develops a basic methodology for modeling the effects of flexibility and responsiveness in U.S. Army contingency plan logistical support. A model of the contingency logistical support environment was built using the SLAM computer simulation language. Four factors and their interactions were analyzed in the model. Those factors were priority system, other than CONUS supplies OCONUS, diversion, and fencing reserved stocks. The level of each factor was varied to determine its effect and interaction with the other factors. Both airlift and sealift were modeled. The measure of effectiveness used was the number of pallets of critical items delivered per total time in the delivery system. The model provides a number of inputs which can be changed to determine parameter sensitivity. The model results, as expected, showed that contingency logistical support would be significantly upgraded if a revised priority system, OCONUS supply sites,and a diversion policy were used.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE