Conceptual Design for an Army Logistics Assessment — Extended (ALA-X) Methodology

by James H. Bigelow


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This Note describes a conceptual design for Army Logistics Assessment — Extended (ALA-X), a methodology for assessing the readiness and sustainability of the U.S. Army. The methodology is intended for use in the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting process, so that those parts of the Army program dealing with logistics functions and resources can be better prepared and justified. The ALA-X methodology will relate resources among 38 categories of logistics resources to specific measures of combat capability and will treat them simultaneously so that tradeoffs and substitutions can be performed.

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