Study of transportation and its planning resources in the German Joint Support Service
Sanchez, Susan M.
Baez, Francisco R.
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Modeling and simulation provide an effective means by which to gain insight into the operational impact of different strategies. This research employs modeling and simulation to identify the significant factors for managing and allocating transportation assets in a humanitarian assistance scenario involving the German Joint Support Service. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Analysis Center's prototype Logistics Battle Command (LBC) model is used for the exploration. The study outlines a methodology that draws on efficient experimental design and statistical analysis to determine which factors have the greatest affect on the overall performance of logistics operations. Some shortcomings in the LBC model are uncovered, but this study is able to provide limited insights about force structure and address how capability gaps and model shortcomings may be overcome.