A Methodology for Determining Cost-Effective Land Force Vehicles

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Authors
  1. Arseneau, L.
  2. Taylor, I.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Operational Research (Joint)
Abstract
A methodology is presented to help determine the most cost-effective land transportation logisitics vehicles for a Brigade. This methodology utilizes two combat acenarios: one offensive and one defensive. The supply requirements during these scenarios are determined using the Land Forces Electronic Battle Box. Eleven vehicle options are considered in terms of the weight and volume that they can lift. Along with their capacity, a number of qualitative factors are included such as deployability/felxibility, survivability, reliability, maintainability, dependability and ability to incorporate new technology. Then using these qualitative factors to score the options, a computer model was built to determine the most cost-effective mix of configurations. In general, the preliminary results show that two configurations that separately optimize for weight and bulk would be optimal. However, if only one configuration was desired then greater weight capacity should be chosen.

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Report Number
ORD-(JOINT)-RN-2001-05 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Aug 2001
Number of Pages
46
DSTKIM No
CA011577
CANDIS No
516124
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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