Modeling and simulation of multinational intra-theatre logistics distribution

Ahmed Ghanmi, Gregory B. Campbell, Thomas A. Gibbons
2008 2008 Winter Simulation Conference  
Multinational logistics cooperation is essential for reducing the collective logistics footprint, optimizing resource usage and enhancing interoperability in military operations. In this paper, a Multinational Intra-Theatre Distribution (MN ITD) concept for alliance or coalition operations is examined. MN ITD considers the creation of a MN logistics distribution centre that combines elements of the nations' stovepipes into a single system to improve multinational logistics distribution in a
more » ... tre of operation. A discrete event simulation framework has been developed to assess the MN ITD time responsiveness. The MN ITD performance is assessed and compared against the current Canadian Forces distribution system. The study indicates that a MN ITD system would potentially reduce response times for intra-theatre distribution.
doi:10.1109/wsc.2008.4736185 dblp:conf/wsc/GhanmiCG08 fatcat:v7jhpf53ajbg3mgv3j77iilc74