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Using Logistics Models in System Design and Early Support Planning

Author(s): Paulson, R. M., R. B. Waina & L. H. Zacks
Corporate Author: RAND Corporation
Corporate Report Number: R-550-PR
Date of Publication: 1971-02
Pages: 138
Contract: F44620-67-C-0045
Project: Project RAND
AD Number: AD0724690

Abstract:
The Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) concept reduces weapon system logistics support costs by continually evaluating such costs entailed by a particular design, and then modifying the design. This report describes existing modeling techniques that can be used during weapon system conception, development, production, and deployment to investigate the logistics impacts of design decisions. The report is based on a sample of 46 models, which includes about half of all such models currently available, categorized according to their applications--spares, personnel, maintenance posture, operations, life cycle costs, and project management. Current model technology is adequate for the support cost estimating required for implementing ILS in all phases of system acquisition.

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