Accession Number:

ADA517104

Title:

A Network Optimization Solution using SAS/OR Tools for the Department of the Army Branching Problem

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-02-18

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This paper will demonstrate the use of SAS and SASOR to solve a long standing Army problem of assigning ROTC cadets to their initial basic branch Infantry, Armor, etc. The paper starts with a problem statement, describes the problem as a network optimization and then shows model results after adding each of the constraints from the problem statement. The paper summarizes with comments about why a network optimization is a good solution for this type of problem. Finally, the paper makes the assertion that SAS data manipulation and statistics procedures are an additional benefit provided by the SASOR solution not found elsewhere.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE