Accession Number : ADA116590

Title :   An Expansion of BALFRAM to Include Explicit Representation of Logistics Functions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 80-Jun 82,

Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Goheen,Lola C ; Laurence,Bert ; Monahan,Richard H

PDF Url : ADA116590

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : The Balanced Force Requirements Analysis Model (BALFRAM) is a deterministic, expected value model that permits the rapid determination of the numbers and kinds of balanced General Purpose Forces necessary to carry out specific contingency plans. The original BALFRAM does include consideration of the effects of logistics shortfalls on the effectiveness of combat units. However, there are several shortcomings in the manner in which logistics is modeled within the BALFRAM structure. The research described in this report was directed toward remedying some of these shortcomings. This effort was segregated into two separate components. The first component of the research was directed to improving the logistics features of BALFRAM itself. One major improvement was to allow for multiple supply classes. A second major improvement was to allow the user more flexibility in the selection of the transfer function which computes a unit's operability factor, which reflects its combat effectiveness degradation resulting from a supply shortfall in each of the multiple supply classes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Logistics management, *Naval logistics, *Replenishment at sea, *Computer programs, Flow charting, Computer programming, Computer program documentation, Subroutines, Formats, Input output models, Naval operations, Naval planning, Military Force Levels, Military requirements, Military supplies, Distribution, Combat support, Naval planning

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE