A Model of Logistic Movements During a Humanitarian Relief Operation

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Authors
  1. Taylor, I.W.
  2. Richiero, F.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Operational Research (Joint and Land)
Abstract
A simulation model originally developed in VENSIM is implemented as an Excel spreadsheet that can be used to analyze logistics movements during a potential humanitarian relief effort. The primary questions that can be addressed with this model involve balancing the strategic and tactical movements resources to maximize efficiency and the optimal introduction of additional movements resources to minimize the duration of the dangerous period. The Canadian Forces plans for OPERATION ABACUS, potential humanitarian relief in case of national infrastructure failures caused by the "Year 2000 bug", is used as an example.
Keywords
Y2K problem;Humanitarian relief;Microsoft Excel;Movements
Report Number
ORD-DOR(J&L)-RN-2000-03 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Mar 2000
Number of Pages
24
DSTKIM No
CA001747
CANDIS No
513575
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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