Timely Decision-Making for Logistics Support

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,378.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8750-07-C-0121
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-070-1593
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-070
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
DPRA, INC.
10215 Technology Drive, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN, 37932
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
962282356
Principal Investigator:
Ralph Alexander
Principle
(865) 777-3772
ralph.alexander@dpra.com
Business Contact:
Robert Parrott
Business Mananger
(865) 777-3772
crit.parrott@dpra.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to conduct research to address problems of inadequate logistics support planning during the contingency or crisis action planning process. The current deployment planning process primarily focuses on the flow of forces into theater and sustainment planning is regulated to a secondary effort, or worse, as an afterthought. The Global Channel Analysis for Logistic Support (GCALS) tool will seek to effectively “optimize” and synchronize the flow of forces, equipment, and sustainment within the Combatant Commander’s (CCDR) Operations Plan (OPLAN). Although logistics planning is considered in the overall planning process, there are some drawbacks to the current approach. The sustainment channel moves only sustainment and the forces channel moves only forces. As a result, each channel may have significant unused capacity, which can be used for a better-optimized deployment plan. By performing a channel analysis of second and third order requirements, GCALS will be able to optimize resource usage of available assets. This will result in a more optimized transportation flow for the OPLAN and save significant costs to the using customer. This proposal will research and define optimization strategies within a dynamic environment that focus on resource usage against resource availability.

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