Accession Number : AD0654578

Title :   SIMULATION OF A MULTI-ECHELON LOGISTICS SUPPORT SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C LOGISTICS RESEARCH PROJECT

Personal Author(s) : Harber,Sheldon E.

Report Date : 16 JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A computer program for simulating alternative inventory policies for a multi-echelon logistics support system is described. In its present form, the computer program simulates a force composed of nine Polaris submarines, one tender and one depot. Attention is given in the paper to the representation of the physical system, divergencies from the actual environment, decision rules internal to the computer program and computer inputs and outputs. An actual simulation experiment is described and evaluated in terms of the cost and effectiveness measurements permitted via utilization of the simulator. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), COST EFFECTIVENESS, INVENTORY CONTROL, BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES, WEAPON SYSTEMS, INVENTORY CONTROL, SIMULATION, TENDERS(VESSELS)

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE