Accession Number : ADA308409
Title : Documentation of the Forces Mobilization Model (FORCEMOB) Versions 3.1 and 3.2, Volume 2: Data Preparation,
Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Schwartz, Eleanor L. ; Thompson, James S.
PDF Url : ADA308409
Report Date : JAN 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 116
Abstract : This paper provides documentation of Versions 3.1 and 3.2 of the Institute for Defense Analyses Forces Mobilization Model (FORCEMOB). FORCEMOB B 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 converted 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, *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *COMPUTER FILES, DATA BASES, MOBILIZATION, INDUSTRIAL MOBILIZATION, NATIONAL DEFENSE.
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE