Accession Number : AD0820998

Title :   LOGISTICS SYSTEMS DESIGN - AN OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY MODEL.

Corporate Author : ARCON CORP LEXINGTON MA

Report Date : 01 MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This preliminary study is an attempt to develop a model-computational approach which could serve as a broad planning tool for logistics system designers. The principal technique for the creation of the model and the attendant computational procedures has been to use the frame-work of optimal control theory. The theory has been and is being applied today in many problems of industrial process control, electro-mechanical control systems, data filtering, and statistical estimation and testing. The present study is the first attempt to apply optimal control concepts to logistics system design.

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LOGISTICS), OPERATIONS RESEARCH, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, INVENTORY, INVENTORY ANALYSIS, INVENTORY CONTROL, OBSOLESCENCE THEORY, REPLACEMENT THEORY, INVENTORY CONTROL, OPTIMIZATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LEAD TIME, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE