Accession Number : AD0691276

Title :   THE DOD STRATEGIC-DEPLOYMENT PROBLEM: FORMULATION AND TECHNIQUES, 1967-1968,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Whiton, Justin C. ; O'Brien, Mary J. ; Jenkins, P. Michael ; Dillon, Martin J.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The paper is a compilation of three short technical descriptions of various aspects of the Department of Defense strategic-deployment linear programming work. The individual sections describe a related set of problems: What were the DOD strategic-deployment problems and solution techniques in 1967. What were the subsequent model versions, and how did these formulations occur, and finally, what is the matrix-generation technique that has been employed. The document is designed to provide an informative description of the approach, techniques, applications, and some problems encountered in the use of large-scale mathematical programming in this area. Of particular note is the matrix-generator concept. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSPORTATION, LINEAR PROGRAMMING), (*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LOGISTICS), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PROBLEM SOLVING, DEPLOYMENT, STANDARDS, COSTS, AIR TRANSPORTATION, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, REPORTS, MATHEMATICAL LOGIC.

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE