Modeling and Simulation of Military Tactical Logistics Distribution

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Authors
  1. Sebbah, S.
  2. Ghanmi, A.
  3. Boukhtouta, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
The military tactical logistics planning problem addresses the issue of distributing heterogeneous commodities in a theatre of operations using a combination of heterogeneous transportation assets such as logistics trucks and tactical helicopters. The Canadian Forces requires a decision support tool to examine the trade-off between the cost of the support and its effectiveness during sustainment operations. In this study, a mathematical optimization algorithm and a simulation module to build cost efficient and effective military tactical logistics are developed. Details of the optimization algorithm along with several example applications are presented to demonstrate the methodology. The simulation results are focused on the trade-off between cost and lead-time within which demands are required, and on the optimal fleet mix of transportation assets to respond to the different requirements of deployed forces.
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-SL-2011-585 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
01 Dec 2011
Number of Pages
12
DSTKIM No
CA036763
CANDIS No
536382
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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