Accession Number : ADB029891

Title :   Department of Defense Materiel Distribution System Study (DODMDS). Volume III, Book 7. Appendix D-5, Models.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Report Date : 01 JUL 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This report appendix is divided into three sections and provides detailed information on the two models used in the DODMDS study. The first section contains the introduction, the second section deals with the optimization model and the third deals with the simulation model. The material provided in this appendix is not intended to be specific to the point of allowing the reader to actually set up and run the models; that level of specificity can be found in the model user's manual for each of the models. Rather, the purpose here is to provide for the more technically oriented reader, the rationale and procedures for selecting the two models used; the nature of operation/computation for each model; the validation procedures followed prior to making 'runs for the record;' and the techniques used to interface the DODMDS data base with the models themselves.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS, ECONOMIC MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, SIMULATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, COST ANALYSIS, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, PROBLEM SOLVING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATERIEL, DISTRIBUTION, DATA ACQUISITION, MODELS, SUPPLY DEPOTS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE