Accession Number : AD0479588

Title :   AN APPLICATION OF LINEAR PROGRAMMING TO RECRUIT TRANSPORTATION.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Anderson, C. O. ; Schoeffel, P. Van R.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The problem of transporting recruits from Navy Recruiting Stations to Recruit Training Centers in such a way as to minimize total cost is subjected to solution by standard linear programming methods. A sensitivity analysis of the variation of total cost for different modes of transportation, as influenced by the variation of the proportion of recruits going to each of the two Recruit Training Centers, is carried out. A probabilistic model of the occurrence of a given number of enlistments, up to a fixed quota, at each Recruiting Station is formulated and a simulation of the transportation problem arising is carried out. A rationale is developed for the derivation of a realistic estimator for planning, and some of the difficulties of determining a best estimator are discussed. A computer program for approximating the expected loss for any estimator is presented. Some other types of approach to the problem are indicated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL), (*TRANSPORTATION, (*LINEAR PROGRAMMING, TRANSPORTATION), OPERATIONS RESEARCH, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, NAVAL PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE