Accession Number : ADA139370

Title :   Improved Distribution through Controlled Rotational Flow of Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Jul-30 Sep 83,


Personal Author(s) : Blanco,T A ; Cass,D E

PDF Url : ADA139370

Report Date : Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The objective of this effort was to develop a strategy for improving distribution by the dynamic control of personnel rotational flows. A rotation simulation model was developed based on the concept of minimum tour lengths and flexible projected rotation dates (PRDs). Rotational flows were controlled to achieve sea distribution goals by length of service (LOS). The operations specialist (OS) rating was empirically tested. To achieve sea distribution goals for the OS rating, the model simulated sea tour lengths of 8 years for a small percentage of personnel commencing sea duty in the first 3 years of service. Adding a 5-year maximum sea-tour constraint while retaining the minimum shore-tour length at 1 year degraded the sea distribution slightly. In contrast, increasing the minimum shore tour to 2 years caused a significant degradation in sea distribution.

Descriptors :   *Manpower utilization, *Naval personnel, *Enlisted personnel, Active duty, Jobs, Rotation, Strategy, Models, Simulation

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE