Accession Number : AD0641335

Title :   A MODEL FOR THE DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF AIR CARGO SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Fetter, R. B. ; Steorts, R. C.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : How best to transport cargo by air, given a certain set of constraints, is an important and costly area of logistics. This Memorandum describes a model for analyzing two basic problems in the design and operation of such a system: (1) evaluating the system in terms of cost and ability to satisfy specified constraints (e.g., all routes to require less than some given time interval); and (2) developing a flight structure (planes, routes, schedule) for moving the cargo that will minimize cost subject to the specified constraints. The programs and operating procedures described can accomplish both tasks, quickly and economically. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARGO, AIR TRANSPORTATION), (*AIR TRANSPORTATION, OPERATIONS RESEARCH), COSTS, LOGISTICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERS, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE