The Enlisted Steady State-Simulation (ESS-SIM) Tool
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The Enlisted Steady State Simulation ESS-Sim tool was developed to provide insights into attainable levels of enlisted Fleet manning and to estimate the impact of policy changes on manning levels. It simulates the effects of policies and procedures to attain and sustain personnel inventories and to properly distribute them between sea and shore duty. Because Fleet manning is addressed and managed one community at a time, ESS-Sim operates one enlisted community at a time. The tool works in two phases. First, it simulates long-term, stead-state behavior that shows how inventories will evolve over time in response to a set of policies and procedures and obtain a stable steady-state inventory i.e., it shows whats attainable and sustainable. Second, it simulates the transition from a current inventory towards the steady state to address situations that may arise today or in the near future due to the idiosyncracies of current inventories.
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