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dc.contributor.advisorSalmeron, Javier
dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Gerald
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Robert Love
dc.dateDecember 2011
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:33:12Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:33:12Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10683
dc.description.abstractThis research studies the ability of 11 combat logistics force (CLF) ships and four transport aircraft to support building and sustaining operations at four maritime patrol and reconnaissance military airbases throughout the African continent. We have implemented a traditional hub and spoke (HandS) concept with sample demand data provided by the staff of Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Seventh Fleet, in a hypothetical situation where U.S. forces are required to assist the Nigerian government. We use the CLF Planner optimization tool to obtain shuttle schedules for three scenarios of daily demands of four commodities. One scenario requires the buildup of an airbase within seven days, and the other two require so in three days. All CLF shuttles have been randomly selected, positioned and loaded with commodities. Depending on the length of the buildup phase and the initial stock of commodities at the HandS, we find that the continuous sustainment operations (over a 45-day planning horizon) may not be feasible in some cases. Specifically, if a short buildup phase is required, we recommend the prepositioning of commodities at a minimum of 25% of daily demands, and dedicated air shuttles carrying only ordnance.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/hubndspokelogist1094510683
dc.format.extentxx, 39 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCombat sustainability (Military science)en_US
dc.titleHub and spoke logistics for maritime patrol and reconnaissance operationsen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderKline, Jeff
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorCombat Logistics Force; Optimization; Hub and Spoke; Maritime Reception Center;en_US
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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