Accession Number : AD0695441

Title :   A HEURISTIC SCHEDULING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION MODEL FOR EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE WEAPON SYSTEM PROGRAMS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Wiest,Jerome D.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : The paper gives a description of a model designed to help decision makers more realistically appraise the scheduling implications of alternative weapon system programs. SPARTAN, a computer model programmed in FORTRAN IV, is specially designed to address the problem of evaluating alternative weapon system proposals given limited resources. Heuristics or scheduling rules modify the basic computer program to increase the utilization of available resources or shorten the length of the schedule. Results from a test case indicate that a resource-constrained model can yield more realistic costs and completion dates, as well as different choices among development strategies, than a model that assumes unlimited resources.

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MILITARY PROCUREMENT), (*MILITARY PROCUREMENT, WEAPON SYSTEMS), DECISION MAKING, SCHEDULING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, TIME STUDIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE