OPTIMIZING RESOURCE ALLOCATION WHEN ESTABLISHING A MULTINATIONAL MARITIME LOGISTICS FORCE
The logistics allocation program to evaluate the availability of resources (LAPEAR) presented in this thesis is a decision support system to aid NATO commanders in determining where to get resources to support a Multinational Maritime Logistics Force (MNLF). The problem is constrained by the structure of the desired logistics support organization and the amount of resources member nations are willing to provide in specific operation areas. For long range planning purposes, this model helps identify potential resource shortages in specific operating areas. When a crisis situation develops, the model can help NATO commanders to quickly decide which nation should be tasked to provide resources. LAPEAR is easy to operate on a PC using the MS-DOS operating system and General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) modeling software with an associated solver. For realistic scenarios, LAPEAR provides optimal allocation plans in less than a minute.
Naval Postgraduate School1 University Circle
Monterey, CA United States 93943
- Lape, J D
- Publication Date: 1993-9
- Pagination: 118 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost allocation; Logistics; Maritime industry; Optimization; Resource allocation; Shipbuilding
- Uncontrolled Terms: Allocation models
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00669137
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM