The VISION Assessment System. Class IX Sustainment Planning
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This report describes the underlying motivation, characteristics, and possible applications of the VISION Assessment System VAS. VAS is a decision support system designed to improve the ability of Army logisticians to answer the following three questions that are fundamental to Class IX i.e., spare parts sustainment planning 1 Can the logistics system support operational needs and objectives throughout the course of a planned conflict 2 If not, where and when are problems most likely to emerge, and how serious are they likely to be and 3 What can be done beforehand to avoid or mitigate those potential problems VAS recognizes many of the complications presented by such factors as uncertainty and the complexity of the logistics system, and it contains features for dealing with them.
- Computer Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics