Logistic Planning/Assessment Capability at the Department of the Army Level.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The basic effort of this paper was to examine an existing planning capability a computer simulation named Omnibus used by the army staff for the purpose of exploring means of enhancing its utility andor responsiveness. Specific effort was concentrated on a review of computer systems and models currently under development. The intent was to provide an outsiders viewpoint while looking for new relationships andor means for making the current process more responsive. The research did not reveal any new relationships. I did confirm the existence of ongoing development which may enhance the responsiveness of the current process. The incorporation of logistic considerations into the campaign simulation known as the Force Evaluation Model Forcem has the potential for providing much faster results. Another recent change, to a two year cycle for Omnibus, has opened up possibilities for providing additional excursions to determine the effects of changing parameters or planning factors. It also raises the issue of which force should be studied, the program force or the current force, in order to provide the most utility in conjunction with budget planning. Author
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies