Accession Number : AD0830178

Title :   A MULTI-ECHELON MARKOV MODEL FOR RELATING SUPPLY SYSTEM PERFORMANCE TO FLEET READINESS,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SANTA BARBARA CA TEMPO

Personal Author(s) : Howard, Walter J.

Report Date : 20 DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : A Markov Model is developed for a three-echelon supply system consisting of submarines, submarine tenders, and stock points. Each echelon is represented by a transition matrix describing the supply capability at that echelon. Matrix multiplication yields the submarine state at the start of each patrol. The submarine state is combined with a readiness function to produce the expected readiness on each patrol. Submarine readiness is thereby related to supply system characteristics, including the allocated replenishment budget for the system of stock points. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES, OPERATIONAL READINESS), (*LOGISTICS, MONTE CARLO METHOD), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), SUPPLY DEPOTS, TENDERS(VESSELS), MARINE NUCLEAR PROPULSION, INVENTORY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, FLOW CHARTING.

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE