Accession Number : AD0753595

Title :   A Resource Allocation Model for USACDEC (U. S. Army Combat Development Experimentation Command).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Woods,Luther Lee

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : A linear programming model of U.S. Army Combat Development Experimentation Command is proposed. It provides a planning tool which allows utility, expressed as relative worth, to be maximized subject to resource constraints. Relative value of an experiment is defined to be the contribution which the experiment makes toward USACDEC's general experimental objectives. It is derived by determining all the tasks required to accomplish the command's general experimental objectives, evaluating the importance of each task in the accomplishment of the objectives, and determining how many of the tasks are accomplished by an experiment. This procedure leads to a number which represents the decision makers feelings about the importance of the experiment. The numbers are used as coefficients of a linear objective function which is maximized by a zero-one integer program. The result is the selection from a set of experiments those which maximize relative value subject to resource constraints. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INVENTORY CONTROL, ARMY OPERATIONS), (*LINEAR PROGRAMMING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), ARMY EQUIPMENT, ARMY BUDGETS, SCHEDULING, DECISION THEORY, THESES

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE