On Scheduling Delivery in a Military Deployment Scenario
This research focuses on evaluating both the accuracy and effectiveness of DSAT. An existing tool, the Deployment Analysis Network Tool Enhanced (DANTE), is proven to minimize the time required to deliver the equipment (Cmax). Since DANTE is a relaxation of the original problem, it establishes a lower bound for Cmax. An extension of DANTE, COMFLOW, includes due date information and establishes a lower bound on the maximum lateness of the equipment, Lmax. DSAT's schedule, in terms of Cmax and Lmax, are compared to their lower bounds. Finally, DSAT's schedule, in terms of transporation asset utilization, is compared to accepted asset utilization planning factors. This evaluation indicates that DSAT provides near optimal schedules for air deployments and good schedules for deployments including rail and sea movement.
Advisor:Kristin A. Thoney; Yahya Fathi; Russell E. King; Thom J. Hodgson
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:05/06/2002