Game-simulation and long-range planning.

by Robert M. Rauner, Wilbur Steger


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A description of the game-simulation work conducted in RAND's Logistics Systems Laboratory to aid long-range logistics planning in the United States Air Force. The background of these experiments is described, along with the three experiments performed to date. The game simulations are then assessed in terms of their benefits and limitations in relation to the problems of long-range planning. Speculations are also made on possible future uses of this game-simulation technique.

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