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Few analytic tools are available to help managers relate changes in readiness to resource flow decisions. This paper presents a new concept for the measurement of readiness based on outputs, not inputs, and applies this concept to an Army combined arms brigade. The analysis shows that a unit with limited resources is not equally ready for all the operations it must perform, and that readiness depends on the assumed attrition rate and time over which the unit must sustain operations. The ability to measure how varying resources affects each type of output allows the resource manager to tailor and optimize readiness improvement.

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