Accession Number : AD0757359

Title :   DoD Materiel Distribution System: Scope and Study Plan. Volume I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The report presents a study plan leading to improved capability to manage the extremely complex DoD Materiel Distribution System. The system contains many elements and echelons and a myriad of interactions. It was determined that no presently developed analytic technique is able to surface those interactions and perform total system analysis. Therefore, two promising modeling techniques, requiring additional development effort, are recommended for development: An aggregated simulation model of the system, including the decision makers, for analysis of system dynamics, and a linear programming model, reflecting organization interaction and priority conflicts among elements and echelons, to calculate static optima. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *INVENTORY CONTROL), (*LINEAR PROGRAMMING, LOGISTICS), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, INVENTORY CONTROL, WAREHOUSES, SUPPLY DEPOTS, TRANSPORTATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE