Accession Number : ADA305680

Title :   Convenience Food Logistics Model (CFLM) Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Personal Author(s) : Miller, Judy ; Saraf, Sampat ; Evangelos, Kathy-Lynn

PDF Url : ADA305680

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : To study the logistical impact of using convenience food products in Navy food service systems, the convenience Food Logistics Model (CLFM) was developed as a management tool to perform such evaluations. The CFLM is primarily an optimization tool which takes food cost, labor and storage data from databases built into the system, a menu consisting of Armed Forces Recipe Service recipe items, and user supplies substitution percentages for various recipe categories to generate an optimal substituted menu. This report explains the assumptions and methodology used in the design of the model and its optimization process and well as the data bases and the model's data base management system. This is one of four reports related to this effort. The others are: 'Convenience Food Logistics Model - User's Manual,' Miller, J. and Evangelos, K., NATICK/TR-96/017; 'Logistical Analysis of Convenience Food Substitution in a Typical Navy Menu for a Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD),' Saraf, S., Ph.D., Evangelos, K. and Hill, B., NATICK/TR-96/018; and 'Analysis of the Impact of Convenience Foods on Navy Food Service,' Evangelos, K., Adams, S., Dr.PH, RD, Short, P. et al., NATICK/TR- 96/019.

Descriptors :   *USER MANUALS, *LOGISTICS, *CONVENIENCE FOODS, DATA BASES, OPTIMIZATION, MANAGEMENT, MODELS, TOOLS, NAVY, REPORTS, COSTS, USER NEEDS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, SUBSTITUTES, SUPPLIES, FOOD, MENU, FOOD SERVICE.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE