Workforce Configuration of a Canadian Forces Gematics Division
DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE OTTAWA (ONTARIO) OPERATIONAL RESEARCH DIV
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This paper addresses some of the pertinent issues related to the workforce configuration of a C2 organization within the Canadian Forces. The mission of the latter is to produce Geomatics Information supporting US National Imaging and Mapping Agencys NIMA Foundation Based Operations FBO. Initially, the open queueing network representation of the Geomatics division where each node or station is governed by a GIGs queue is examined and its complexity analyzed. The Geomatics network belongs to the class of queueing network with signals. An alternate network architecture is proposed and the intent of which is to provide a simplified network whereby the theory of product-form solutions can be employed to evaluate the workforce configuration. The equivalence of the L norm on the waiting times between the original and the revised network is demonstrated. A nonlinear integer programming model to minimize the L norm on the waiting times for the revised network is formulated. The solution procedure involves transforming the nonlinear problem into a linear problem using approximation techniques. Fictitious data are used to illustrate the methodology.
- Operations Research
- Military Forces and Organizations