Accession Number : AD0766880

Title :   A Methodology for Developing Sensitivity Analysis on Specified DOD Logistics Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Figgins, Jerry M. ; Thompson, Steven A.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 207

Abstract : The study adapts a location-allocation algorithm to assist in the economic analysis of (1) DOD depot storage policy and (2) optimum sizes and locations of depots. The model is unique in the manner in which it combines the parametric analysis of a DOD general depot storage system with optimization techniques to determine the most economical system under a given set of conditions. Input data is parameterized to allow the study of the effect of policy decisions on cost, as well as the tradeoff of inbound and outbound transportation costs with depot fixed and variable costs in determining an optimum. The model was applied to the Air Force distribution system on a short range time basis. The results were then used as the input data for example case studies to illustrate a methodology for using these results to provide information to decision makers. The model was also used in a study of the entire DOD general depot system. This analysis was a long range study to determine the possible optimum distribution system configurations in number, sizes and locations for varying levels of demand as well as varying patterns of production and demand distribution. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *LOGISTICS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, SUPPLY DEPOTS, TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION THEORY, COSTS, ECONOMICS, DECISION MAKING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, THESES, SENSITIVITY.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE