Accession Number : ADA310241

Title :   An Evaluation of an Alternative Supply System to Support the Republic of China's Army.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Chang, Ching-Nian

PDF Url : ADA310241

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This study examines the effect of a Point of Sales (POS) type of military supply system on the readiness of a typical Republic of China infantry battalion. The study compares the current system against the POS-like system. Chapter II is a background of the current supply system and the alternative system studied in the thesis. Chapter III develops a stochastic model to generate parts availability probability values for the support of three types of equipment assigned to a battalion. Chapter IV uses these probabilities to populate a decision tree for the determination of which system will increase the readiness of the battalion. A GAMS Program is used in Chapter III to generate the probabilities for support and a Decision Support Program (Data) is used to develop the decision tree and for the analysis of the results. The results were that without considerations of cost savings that may be realized in such a system the POS system produced a small increase in the readiness of the battalion. Chapter V presents the author's conclusions and recommendations for a more detailed and rigorous study of the proposed alternative supply system.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *MILITARY SUPPLIES, *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *ARMY, *CHINA, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, INFANTRY, PROBABILITY, THESES, COSTS, AVAILABILITY, DECISION THEORY, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE