Data Requirements for Modeling the Seaborne Mobile Logistic System
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
The report presents the results of a review of the quantity and quality of available input data suitable to the Seaborne Mobile Logistic System SMLS simulation model. Data requirements were specified for the logistic functions of medical, supply, transportation and maintenance. The level of detail required by the model demanded that the data be representative of company and battalion level activity on a minute by minute basis. There has been a general lack of success in identifying data sources for the model. Although some data were found for weight and cube requirements and for medical casualty rates, many data voids still exist. Because of the absence of ample and adequate data, the report recommends that provisions be made for sensitivity analyses.