Accession Number : AD0819300

Title :   SIMULATION AND GAMING METHODS FOR ANALYSIS OF LOGISTICS (SIGMALOG): THEATER MAINTENANCE MODEL.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Throop, Thomas A.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The SIGMALOG Theater Maintenance Model is one of the logistics models of the SIGMALOG system developed by RAC for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (DCSLOG) of the US Army. This system is a set of computerized models for determining various logistic implications of a given theater force structure. The SIGMALOG Maintenance Model is concerned with calculating for various maintenance categories, a measure of required maintenance for the equipment associated with US Army units of a given troop list. In studies to date, the measure of required maintenance has been equipment equivalents for ordnance and signal items, and the number of aircraft of flying hours for fixed-wing airplanes and helicopters. In terms of these measures, the model calculates the required maintenance in each region during each time period to support (1) all US Army units of a given troop list and (2) all US Army units excluding divisions and separate brigades. The maintenance player may then use the former to determine the required general-support maintenance units, and the latter to determine the required direct-support maintenance units. The computer program for the model is written in FORTRAN IV for the IBM 7044 computer. The model is very flexible with respect to the number of categories of maintenance measures and the number of time periods and regions. Rather than a limitation on the number of each of these parameters, there is an over-all restriction on their product. In addition to its use for calculating measures of maintenance, the model may be used for aggregating by time period and region any quantities that have a fixed relation to each type of unit.

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, GAME THEORY), SIMULATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE, MILITARY SUPPLIES, WAR GAMES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE