Decision Support System for Resource Allocation Model
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OFFICE
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In FY 87, the Defense Logistics Agency DLA began investigating the benefits of incorporating Decision Support System DSS technology in the Agency. As a result, the DLA Operations Research and Economic Analysis Management Support Office DLA-DORO was requested to develop an operational prototype DSS to assist decision makers in allocating constrained resource dollars. Two optimization models were created, a Stock Fund Allocation Model and a Commitment Dollar Allocation Model. The Commitment Allocation Model was used for integration into the prototype DSS as it was designed to answer the real time question of what items to buy and how much of each should be bought at this time. Testing results indicate that this optimization model provides supply availability projections equal to or greater than current operations when funding levels are below the stated Standard Automated Materiel Management System SAMMS requirements levels. The primary benefit of this model within the DSS is that is gives the decision maker an idea of the effect a reduced buy or a delayed buy will have on an item and throughout the system as a whole.
- Administration and Management
- Computer Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies