Accession Number : AD0776790

Title :   Project 'P.O.L.': Optimizing Procurement of Aviation Fuels for Defense Supply Agency - Network Generating Algorithm (NGA).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Gaffney,Michael W.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : A new optimization package has been developed which casts the Defense Supply Agency POL bid award problem in terms of a network formulation. The problem is viewed as a collection of nodes which represent the oil companies, government storage terminals, and military installations, and arcs which represent the transportation net connecting these physical locations. The required input to the optimization package is the precise description of the nodes and arcs in the network. The report describes an algorithm which develops a network description based on currently structured DSA data files. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aviation fuels, *Military procurement, Network flows, Linear programming, Computer programs, Transportation, Optimization, Algorithms

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE