Accession Number : AD0606373

Title :   SIMULATION IN RAND'S LOGISTICS SYSTEMS LABORATORY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Haythorn,William W.

Report Date : 30 APR 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The techniques of simulation being developed for the Logistics Laboratory are applicable to many kinds of supply and distribution systems. With modifications, it should be possible to extend the techniques to many industrial and business enterprises where servicetesting of new management policies and procedures is desirable but difficult to implement because of organizational interactions or the danger of disrupting ongoing activities. The kinds of problems that seem especially relevant are those involving inventory control, inventory size, centralized versus decentralized procurement, centralized versus decentralized stocking, etc.

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, SIMULATION), (*AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, LOGISTICS), INVENTORY CONTROL, DATA PROCESSING, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE RESEARCH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE