An intra-theater transportation system simulation to assist logisticians in transportation resource planning and implementation
Judy, James M.
Caldwell, William J.
Bailey, Michael P.
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Transportation resource planning and implementation within a theater of operations have always been challenging for logisticians. This was especially true during Operation Desert Storm, where new lessons were learned because of a scenario different than any other experienced. What was needed was a transportation asset-focused model that would allow logisticians to plan more effectively for current and future transportation system requirements. The focus of this study is the development of the Intra-Theater Transportation System Simulation (ITTSS). ITTSS is an object-oriented simulation models, which was developed to simulate a complete transportation system where units consume supplies, supply points resupply, and assets deliver the supplies, ITTSS can also be used to schedule specific missions of moving cargo from one location to another. Both modes can be run separately or together. A variety of input parameters concerning supply points, motorpools, maintenance facilities, fuelpoints, convoys and the operations performance can be adjusted to fit any specific scenario. The measures of performance produced by the model include the daily amount of cargo moved, time required to move cargo to a certain location, and the availability and utilization rates of vehicles. ITTSS is designed to run on a personal computer, using the PC/OS2 version of MODSIM II, the OS/2 1.2 operating systems, and Microscoft C 5.0.
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