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This booklet explores the theoretical foundations and functions of army operational logistics (OpLog). OpLog idea has features: qualitative and quantitative.The qualitative part is imbedded within the concept of operational point of battle or operational artwork. It contains rules, imperatives and tenets, that are said and analyzed within the first few chapters. The quantitative part pertains to the medical facets of OpLog. it truly is manifested through formal community types representing structural and operational positive factors of an OpLog procedure. The ebook examines the 2 aspects and integrates them right into a unified presentation. vital OpLog functions a re defined and discussed.

Chapter 1 offers a common advent to army logistics. bankruptcy 2 discusses the px;font-family: monospace;">general constitution and features of logistics and describes its 3 degrees – strategic, operational and tactical. bankruptcy three describes the basis of OpLog. bankruptcy four bargains with OpLog making plans. bankruptcy five addresses the problem of logistic info, and bankruptcy 6 bargains with forecasting logistic calls for. Chapters 7 and eight are new additions to this moment variation. They tackle logistics facets of 2 modern operational themes – insurgencies and humanitarian assistance.Chapter nine describes the 1st model of the logistic community version. bankruptcy 10 addresses an enormous OpLog attribute – Flexibility. bankruptcy eleven discusses significant demanding situations in OpLog perform: strength accumulation, 4419px; font-family: monospace;">and clinical therapy and evacuation. bankruptcy 12 provides an inter-temporal community optimization version designed to figure out deployment and employment of 3333px;font-family: monospace;">the OpLog help chain in the course of army operations.

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Evaluating attrition is essential in particular for planning of maintenance and medical services. Decisions regarding stocks of replacement-parts and medical supplies, and spatial deployment of maintenance and medical units depend on adequate projection of attrition in the various parts of the theater of operations. There are two types of warfare attrition: Technical (natural) attrition and combat attrition. Technical attrition is caused by natural wear of the equipment or by accidents and mishaps that occur in the theater of operations.

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Capacity of roads and intersections). Distribution Models Distribution Models (also called Transportation Models) [12] prescribe optimal ways to transport supplies from a set of origins to a set of destinations where the total cost of the transportation plan is minimized, and certain supply and demand constraints are satisfied. Network Models Routing, scheduling, and distribution models are optimization models where some MOEs are minimized or maximized, subject to certain constraints. A class of models that combine many of these models is Network Models.

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