Improving Marine Corps Total Life Cycle Management by connecting collected data and simulation
Phillips, Shawn M.
Lucas, Thomas W.
Mount, Stephen H.
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S platform. This research uses Visual Basic for Applications to link two Marine Corps TLCM tools: the Systems Operational Effectiveness Decision Support Tool (SOE DST) and the Total Life Cycle Management Assessment Tool (TLCM-AT). The Bridging Operational Logistics Tool (B-OLT) is created to allow TLCM-AT models to be built automatically, using existing SOE DST data and limited subject matter expert inputs. The B-OLT built models are assessed, exercised with state-of-the-art design of experiments and used to predict future events. The research shows a link between data currently collected and simulation allows for quantitative analysis. This analysis explores the Marine Corps' data collection and summary techniques, and their application to modeling, demonstrating how B-OLT can be used to aid in future analytical efforts.