Logistics Software Implementation.
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This report discusses the results of a research study dealing with the implementation problems of logistics software on microcomputers. It examines the complex logistics environment, the applicable algorithms, user interface, data base requirements, and the computational needs. It proposes a system-oriented problem solving technique based on hierarchical partitioning and decomposition using data flow as a means for solution control. It also establishes the need for a formal Logistics Description Language to provide a framework for problem statement and data interchange and proposes that these concepts be incorporated into a Logistics Work Station. This concept is then further examined and hardware, software, and user interface requirements discussed. An applications example based on ship loading problem is used to illustrate the use of the work station and the key algorithms. It is concluded that the proposed concept is feasible and that a prototype system should be built. Keywords Systems analysis and Logistics Data Bases.
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