Accession Number : AD0690847

Title :   RESOURCE ALLOCATION TECHNIQUES FOR LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Shelbrooke,Craig C.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The paper describes a portion of the RAND logistics effort in resource allocation during the past six years. The objective is to demonstrate that the family of models discussed here (six in all) is applicable to all military services, to hardware contractors who are serious about integrated logistics support (ILS), and to non-military users such as the airlines. It appears that some of the models and many of the research techniques are even general enough to be used by medium-sized companies engaged in manufacturing and distribution. The models themselves might be described as supply related, but in the broadest sense to include maintenance and operations. They address the problems of asset management including what and when to buy, where to place materiel, and where and when to repair. Each model runs on a computer, but the computer time is kept to a minimum because each model is analytic; none use simulation. The models are all normative in the sense that they can analyze alternative support postures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, *COST EFFECTIVENESS), AIR FORCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, OPTIMIZATION, MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MILITARY BUDGETS, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, MILITARY SUPPLIES, INVENTORY ANALYSIS, INVENTORY CONTROL, QUEUEING THEORY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE