Accession Number : AD0775053

Title :   Project 'P. O. L.' (Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants): Optimizing Procurement of Aviation Fuels for Defense Supply Agency.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Austin,Larry M. ; Hogan,William W.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : Defense Department requirements for aviation fuels are met with purchases made in the usual competitive bidding environment. This large-scale contract bidding and selection problem is modeled as a mixed integer linear program with a special structure. The solution of this large optimization problem is approached via an algorithm employing decomposition and implicit enumeration techniques which exploit the special structure of the underlying formulation. Computational results are discussed, and a FORTRAN computer program which implements the basic algorithm (POLKA) is exhibited. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military procurement, *Aviation fuels, Optimization, Linear programming, Contracts, Bargaining, Computer programs, FORTRAN, Network flows, Costs

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE