Accession Number:

ADA207713

Title:

Siting of Appropriated Fund Enlisted Dining Facilities

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Oct 1987-Dec 1988

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

192.0

Abstract:

Dining facilities have historically been constructed in dormitory areas because of the convenience for Subsistence-in-Kind SIK personnel under the assumption that utilization rates would be higher if facilities were located in their immediate living area. However, time constraints due to mission changes, the proliferation of other food outlets on and near installations with more immediate access, and inconvenience experienced by potential customers due to traffic and parking have decreased utilization of dining facilities. The effects of these and other factors must be considered for future construction projects in order to provide the required level of service. Thus, there is an urgent need to identify the prime location for siting these facilities because many of the dining facilities constructed in 1950s will be replaced in the next few years. The general purpose of this study is to design a Decision Support System DDS for identifying and evaluating siting locations for dining services on Air Force bases. The main characteristics of this DSS are that it is hierarchical in nature, it relies on an integrated data base for decision making at the different planning levels, and it features an interactive graphics user- interface with a corresponding mathematical optimization algorithm to assist the decision maker throughout the entire siting process.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE