Accession Number : ADA118808

Title :   Logistics Models: Evolution and Future Trends,


Personal Author(s) : Drezner,Stephen M ; Hillestad,Richard J

PDF Url : ADA118808

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : We have presented only a sample of the functional areas and logistics support models, but it should be clear that logistics has been and will continue to be rich territory for operations research models. Mathematical programming, stochastic analysis, simulation, and other approaches have certainly made important contributions to military logistics. The models are evolving toward the wartime support aspects of logistics and more relevant measures of military performance. Finally, as weapons systems and support requirements become more sophisticated and complex there are important issues requiring more integration of military modeling areas. Examples of the wider application of these newer models are for studying basic, general decision areas such as tradeoffs between short term and long term goals--i.e., between readiness and force modernization, or the allocation of relatively fixed dollars among competing but interrelated demands (people, test equipment, spares, transportation). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Planning programming budgeting, Logistics planning, Logistics support, Models, Statistical analysis, Repair, Maintenance, Reliability, Scheduling, Operational effectiveness, Military operations, Cost analysis, Weapon systems

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE