Accession Number : ADA304147

Title :   Optimal Loadout of the Supply Class (AOE 6) Fast Combat Stores Ship.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Schmitt, William J.

PDF Url : ADA304147

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 175

Abstract : This analysis develops a methodology to determine the optimal loadout for the Supply (AOE-6) class fast combat stores ship. The methodology employed tests the ability of a Supply class AOE station ship to resupply and rearm a battle group for offensive operations, including combat. Given a generic scenario, the AOE-6 is loaded with ordnance that provides the maximum benefit to the battle group. Once the AOE-6 is loaded with ordnance, several generic battle groups are developed where the quantity of each necessary commodity in the battle group is tracked daily, and the consolidation schedule for the AOE-6 is determined. From this data, the optimization model finds the minimum number of CONSOLs required to maintain the minimum levels and consequently the optimal cargo fuel mix to configure the AOE-6 station ship. The output for each battle group composition is then analyzed and a cargo fuel mix for the AOE-6 is determined that will respond to the largest number of possible tasking with minimum reconfiguration of fuel tanks.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS, *SUPPLIES, *NAVAL VESSELS(SUPPORT), MILITARY OPERATIONS, STATIONS, SHIPS, OPTIMIZATION, MODELS, COMBAT SUPPORT, INTEGER PROGRAMMING, ATTACK, FUELS, CARGO, FUEL TANKS, ORDNANCE, BATTLE GROUP LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, REPLENISHMENT, STORES.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE