AN EVALUATION OF LOGISTICS PLANNING TOOLS

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Authors
  1. Hoyle, D.
  2. Vigneault, M.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In March 1997, J4 Log tasked LOGORT to conduct an evaluation of two software systems being considered as potential logistics planning tools for the Canadian Forces. A multi-criteria methodology for evaluating logistics planning software was developed. It proposed a list of criteria to be considered. Subject matter experts rated the criteria on their importance to logistics software selection. A two-stage process involving first a technical evaluation and secondly a user evaluation assessed the two tools against the criteria. During each step, a subset of criteria was evaluated using the judgements of evaluators, in order to produce satisfication ratings. The satisfaction ratings were analysed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the tools. Subsequently the satisification ratings were combined with the importance ratings for the criteria to generate overall performance results. The results of this analysis identified PLANLOG as a better logistics planning tool than CANLOG Planner. This report contains the results of this work and the recommendations that were created from it.
Keywords
CANLOG planner;Multi-Criteria Methodology;Planlog;Risks;Satisfaction rating;Multi-Criteria Decision Making;User evaluation;Consumption forecasting
Report Number
ORD-PR-9806 — Project Report
Date of publication
01 Jul 1998
Number of Pages
63
DSTKIM No
98-02220
CANDIS No
508978
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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