Accession Number : ADA319612

Title :   Feasibility Study of a FAARRS-SHARE Methodology for the U.S. Army Reserve.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 93-Jan 95,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Brockett, Patrick L. ; Rousseau, John J. ; Wang, Yuying

PDF Url : ADA319612

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This report describes research into the feasibility of developing a Forecasting and Allocation of Army Recruiting Resources Study-Sequential Hierarchical Allocation of Resource Elements (FAARRS-SHARE) system for the U.S. Army Reserve. FAARRS-SHARE provides the Army's active component a means of analyzing the impact of recruiting resources on accessions and the ability to estimate the resources necessary to achieve specific accession levels. This study explores the feasibility of developing a Reserve FAARRS-SHARE system by examining the underlying models for FAARRS-SHARE system and beginning an investigation of new, more appropriate methodologies. Building on new developments in sensitivity/stability analysis in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) formulations are developed for estimation of an approximate empirical production function for U.S. Army Reserve recruiting. Parameters of an empirical production function are estimated and reported.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *DECISION MAKING, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *RECRUITING, *FEASIBILITY STUDIES, *ALLOCATIONS, *RESOURCES, FUNCTIONS, STABILITY, PRODUCTION, IMPACT, FORECASTING, SENSITIVITY, SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS, ESTIMATES, HIERARCHIES, GOAL PROGRAMMING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE