Accession Number : AD0903810

Title :   Plant Loading Simulation (PLS) Software Program.

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Gipson, M. Luther ; Laue, Hans J. ; Rundberg, Marilyn J.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The Plant Loading Simulator (PLS) is a tool for realistic, detailed planning of the industrial base capacity under conditions for mobilization. It was developed for the specific needs of the U.S. Air Force, Systems Command, Aeronautical Systems Division/PPDC, but is is sufficiently general to be used for mobilization planning as well as for industrial resources control by all branches of the Armed Forces. PLS takes into account the critical components of major weapons systems and the capabilities and constraints of industrial suppliers' manufacturing facilities to determine whether the industrial base can support the Force Structure demanded by various war/contingency plans. It identifies shortfalls of specific load centers in suppliers' plants, analyses alternative ways to relieve these shortfalls at the least cost, and the time required for doing so.

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION), MOBILIZATION, MANUFACTURING, SCHEDULING, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, COMPUTER LOGIC, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INVENTORY CONTROL, SPARE PARTS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, AIRCRAFT, WEAPONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, FLOW CHARTING, ALGORITHMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE