Accession Number:

ADA256816

Title:

The Concept of Operations for a U.S. Army Combat-Oriented Logistics Execution System with VISION (Visibility of Support Options),

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1990-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

This report describes the concept of operations for a U.S. Army combat-oriented Logistics Execution System with VISION Visibility of Support Options. It is the first in a series that describes concepts for logistics decision support systems designed to improve the wartime and peacetime availability of important U.S. Army weapon systems through improved management of logistics resources. The VISION series of decision support systems recognizes that inherent uncertainties will cause imbalances between requirements for logistics resources and their availabilities in both peacetime and wartime environments. As a consequence, the VISION series provides methods that logisticians can use to adjust their actions to compensate for such uncertainties. This first VISION report develops concepts for dealing with uncertainties in the design of execution activities. Subsequent reports will develop concepts for dealing with uncertainties in the design of information systems that have to do with logistics planning, programming, budget allocation, and command and control processes. The reports should provide meaningful ideas and direction for the development of an Army strategic plan for logistics systems modernization.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE