Accession Number : AD0616378

Title :   THE USE OF MAN-MACHINE SIMULATION FOR SUPPORT PLANNING,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Geisler,Murray A.

Report Date : 20 OCT 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Support planning under present conditions of rapid exploitation of technological advances to maintain the most advanced weapon inventory creates many new stresses for planning the support of these new weapons. In addition, support planning has always been incomplete in that there has not been a systematic way of adjusting plans to reflect operational experience. The second major experiment of the RAND Logistics Systems Laboratory has produced techniques of support planning for new weapons which may represent major advances in such activities. This paper describes the conditions under which support planning must by performed in the present and future military environment and the experience of LP-II in performing such planning for an ICBM weapon of the 1963-65 time period, as an example. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEAPON SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*LOGISTICS, WEAPON SYSTEMS), (*SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, LOGISTICS), OPERATIONS RESEARCH, GUIDED MISSILES, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, SIMULATION, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE