Accession Number:

ADA242949

Title:

Algorithm for Siting POMCUS Equipment at Storage Facilities (SITING)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY CONCEPTS ANALYSIS AGENCY BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

Logistics planning for the European theater and potentially for other theaters provides for the prepositioned materiel equipment configured to unit sets POMCUS storage, such that the equipment is available in unit size clusters to be matched in theater with unit personnel in accordance with the theater operation plan OPLAN. An algorithm has been developed to allocate the POMCUS to theater storage sites such that it is positioned as close as possible to General Defense Plan GDP positions where the linkup with unit personnel is to occur. The algorithm conducts unit-by-unit, deterministic, heuristic search to locate the nearest to the unit GDP position storage facility which can store the set of equipment intact. The algorithm includes consideration of the OPLAN-specified priorities where the unit equipment may be stored. The storage allocation is made on year-by-year basis for each year of a multiyear planning cycle. Provision is made to minimize unit moves between years turbulence. The algorithm is used as part of the POMCUC Unit Siting Alternatives POMCUCITE system. This system allows logistics planners to examine a broad range of POMCUC siting issues including equipment distribution, equipment storage using the SITING algorithm, and the requirements for equipment movement to arrive at a preferred siting arrangement.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE