Afloat Logistics and Sealift Capability. Simulation-Based Fleet Sizing Vol I

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Authors
  1. Burton, R.M.H.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Operational Research (Maritime, Land & Air)
Abstract
The Maritime Operational Research Team was asked to provide to the staff of the Project Management Office for Afloat Logistics and Sealift Capability regarding the numbers and types of platforms required to conduct maritime logistics, sealift, and support to forces ashore missions for the Canadian Forces. A sophisticated simulation model (ALICIA) was developed to address the fleet sizing issue. This model simulates the operations scheduling of Afloat Logistics and Sealift (ALSC) platforms to various crises as they might be expected to occur over a multi-year period. The Departmentally approved force planning scenarios were used to determine the type of missions to which the ALSC ships are to be tasked. The frequency of scenario occurrence, mission duration, pre-deployment preparation, scenario locations, and transit time are all considered in the model. The model also takes into account maintenance work periods, shore leave, and a variety of other factors that may constrain or otherwise influence the scheduling of the ships. The benefit of one force size over another was measured by the probability of deploying at least one, or all required ships to a mission. As well, the time taken to get the last ship to the theatre was recorded, and was used to demonstrate a percentage improvement of one fleet size over another. TRUNCATED.

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Keywords
Force deployment scenarios;Sealift operations;ALSC (Afloat Logistics Sealift Concept)
Report Number
ORD-DOR(MLA)-PR-2001-24 — Project Report (Final)
Date of publication
01 Dec 2001
Number of Pages
54
DSTKIM No
CA020214
CANDIS No
516919
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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