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dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Gerald G.
dc.contributor.authorBayram, Vedat
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:47:21Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:47:21Z
dc.date.issued2002-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5966
dc.description.abstractAs the executive agent for ammunition, the Army manages the arsenals and plants that produce conventional ammunition for the Department of Defense. This industrial base must be able to manufacture a wide range of ammunition and ordnance items. In peacetime, the Army tests new rounds, makes training rounds, and manufactures rounds or components for war reserves, stockpile maintenance and upgrades. The Army must also manage and maintain capacity to replenish ammunition consumed by major theater wars without expanding the industrial base. The combined organic and inorganic industrial base can meet current requirements, but parts are becoming obsolete, and are expensive to operate. To improve efficiency and reduce per-unit costs while maintaining strategic control of this key defense capability, the Army is seeking to reconfigure facilities, and stabilize production rates. The Army realizes that the industrial base structure has to change. This thesis provides a prototypic decision support model that captures the essence of their problem by optimizing transition actions while satisfying complicated long-term constraints on resources, management, and capacity. The model suggests yearly decisions for a planning horizon of a decade or more, and is demonstrated with 16 organic installations, structures located therein, and process centers housed in those.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/optimizingcapaci109455966
dc.format.extentxxii, 52 p. : col. ill., map ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshProduction managementen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleOptimizing the capacity and operation of U.S. Army ammunition production facilitiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDell, Robert F.
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorOptimizationen_US
dc.subject.authorMixed Integer Programen_US
dc.subject.authorDecision Support Toolen_US
dc.subject.authorIndustrial Baseen_US
dc.subject.authorArsenalen_US
dc.subject.authorArmy Ammunition Planten_US
dc.subject.authorReconfigurationen_US
dc.subject.authorConsolidationen_US
dc.subject.authorPrivatizationen_US
dc.subject.authorUnutilized Capacityen_US
dc.subject.authorInfrastructure Costen_US
dc.subject.authorRequirementsen_US
dc.subject.authorPeace Timeen_US
dc.subject.authorReplenishmenten_US
dc.subject.authorGOGOen_US
dc.subject.authorGOCOen_US
dc.description.serviceFirst Lieutenant, Turkish Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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