Impact of logistics on readiness and life cycle cost: A design of experiments approach
McDonald, Mary L.
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In this paper we develop two models that can be used to identify critical logistics factors that impact military readiness and the life cycle cost. The first one, a discrete-event simulation model, estimates the operational availability of a weapon system given input parameters under a certain scenario. The second one, a spreadsheet model, computes the life cycle cost using the same input parameters for the simulation model. Our approach is intended to serve as a basis for discussion between program offices concerned with cost and operational commands with operational availability.
Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, 1336-1346.SEED Center Paper