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dc.contributor.advisorSalmer—n, Javier
dc.contributor.authorMartinez, Nicolas L.
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:33:33Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:33:33Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49339
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis research creates the Marine Corps Equipment Redistribution Model (MCERM). MCERM is a mathematical optimization model that can be used as a decision-support prototype to guide Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) in planning asset redistribution to satisfy subordinate units' training and equipping requirements. MCERM implements a mixed-integer, linear program that selects sets of equipment transfers between units in order to raise overall readiness for priority units. MCERM optimally minimizes both (a) a function of transit distance and equipment size to transfer equipment to a unit (used as a surrogate for actual transfer cost), and (b) inventory shortages. MCERM allows planners to influence recommended transfers by (a) placing a weighted penalty on transfers that cross between commands, and (b) increasing the shortage penalty over the transfer penalty. It also enables the use of substitute equipment at an additional penalty. A realistic test case analyzes all equipment to unit ownerships reported by MARFORRES on April 22, 2016. From the results, MCERM's recommended transfers decreased the overall shortage penalty by a large margin while incurring a relatively low transfer penalty. This prototype enables planners to review the entire MARFORRES equipment redistribution problem, select optimized solutions, and perform fast sensitivity analysis on the competing objectives.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/optimizationofma1094549339
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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleOptimization of Marine Forces Reserve equipment redistributionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMcGuiness, Robert M.
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Researchen_US
dc.subject.authorOptimizationen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine Forces Reserveen_US
dc.subject.authorredistributionen_US
dc.subject.authorreallocationen_US
dc.subject.authorequipment supplyen_US
dc.subject.authorlogisticsen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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