Accession Number : AD0675484

Title :   CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR A TACTICAL LOGISTIC VEHICLE EVALUATION METHODOLOGY.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Kolifrath,Michael G. ; Purvis,Russell E. ; Wachs,Martin

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A conceptual model of a methodology for cost effectiveness evaluations of tactical logistic vehicle systems is presented. A discussion of the nature of the problem and of the goals of the solution method is followed by a presentation of the proposed methodology. Some illustrative examples are included, and the mathematical models which will be required to implement the model are described in generalized terms. Emphasis is placed upon the concepts of parametric analysis, tradeoffs between investments in vehicles and support system alternatives, and the problem of phasing in newer systems and phasing out older ones. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, OPERATIONS RESEARCH), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LOGISTICS, PLANNING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MAINTAINABILITY, MOBILITY, CARGO VEHICLES, INVENTORY CONTROL, PASSENGER VEHICLES, REPLACEMENT THEORY, OBSOLESCENCE THEORY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), DECISION MAKING, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE