Accession Number : ADA308408

Title :   Documentation of the Forces Mobilization Model (FORCEMOB) Versions 3.1 and 3.2, Volume 1: General Description,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Schwartz, Eleanor L. ; Tai, An-Jen ; White, Richard H. ; Thomason, James S.

PDF Url : ADA308408

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : This paper provides documentation of Versions 3.1 and 3.2 of the Institute for Defense Analyses Forces Mobilization Model (FORCEMOB). FORCEMOB is a quantitative model of the effect of an extraordinary military demand, such as a conflict or reconstitution, on the industrial base of the United States. It computes requirements for weapons and consumables that arise from a user-specified mobilization and conflict scenario that can last several years and can involve all Services and up to four theaters. Alternatively, time-phased military requirements can be input. These requirements are convented to demands on industry, which are added to any other military and civilian industrial demand. The model then compares total demand with industry supply and notes shortfalls, it any. The process of capacity expansion and investment to redress shortfalls is modeled. FORCEMOB accounts for the impact of time: most input data can vary by year, and lead times for production and investment are considered. The model contains many adjustment parameters that can be varied to conduct sensitivity analyses easily. FORCEMOB has been used in assessments of the National Defense Stockpile and in other studies of the industrial base.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *MILITARY SUPPLIES, *STOCKPILES, ALGORITHMS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, MOBILIZATION, INDUSTRIAL MOBILIZATION, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE