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A user's and programmer's manual for the 12 programs composing the Reports and Analysis Library of PLANET (Planned Logistics Analysis and Evaluation Technique), a logistics prediction and estimating tool designed to help the manager of a system to understand its operation and to find a rationale for allocating resources efficiently. PLANET consists of four computer models that simulate Air Force logistics systems in a single or multibase environment. Whether the models are used singly or in various configurations, the output will be a tape listing of selected variables accumulated during the simulation. From this tape, the desired reports are generated by using the library of programs. The manager can select the programs best suited for analysis of his particular problem. Although PLANET is programmed in SIMSCRIPT, the user need not be a skilled programmer to conduct a simulation. Step-by-step instructions are included to permit the manager to assemble the data in a form acceptable to the simulations. (See also RM-4659 through RM-4662, RM-4950.)

This report is part of the RAND Corporation research memorandum series. The Research Memorandum was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1973 that represented working papers meant to report current results of RAND research to appropriate audiences.

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