Accession Number : ADA290964

Title :   New Capabilities for Strategic Mobility Analysis: Executive Summary,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Schank, John F. ; Stucker, James P. ; Mattock, Michael G. ; Rothenberg, Jeff

PDF Url : ADA290964

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Previous research for the Logistics Directorate (J4) of the Joint Staff (JS) found that although the JS/J4 uses mobility models in several distinctly different types of analyses, it usually uses only a single, specialized type of model, a type that is inappropriate for many of the JS's more important analyses (Schank, Mattock et al., 1991). In general, the typical military mobility analysis includes information about cargoes (the location of what needs to be moved, when it will be available to move, and when it has to be delivered), about the transport network (distances, throughput capacities, roadbed conditions, right-of-way constraints, etc.), and about transport assets (the number and type of available vehicles, structures, and equipment, and the schedules and costs under which additional or newer types can be procured). Depending on the problem or operation under consideration, these components are grouped and analyzed three different ways.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, MOBILITY, RAILROADS, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MODELS, NETWORKS, COSTS, TRANSPORT, CARGO, LOGISTICS, THROUGHPUT, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES).

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE