Supply Chain Management

A supply chain is the network of organizations—be they military, government, or private sector—involved in creating and delivering a product or service to a customer or consumer. RAND research on the management of supply chains has focused on both the efficiency and the security of civilian and military supply chains, with reports covering freight modernization, rail capacity and security, fuel taxes, and container inspection at ports.

  • Report

    Dollars and Sense: A Process Improvement Approach to Logistics Financial Management

    This report documents analysis conducted in support of the Velocity Management Financial Management Process Improvement Team.

    Jan 1, 2000

  • Journal Article

    Estimating Spares Requirements for Space Station Freedom: Using the M-SPARE Model

    In this guide, we describe the M-SPARE methodology, operation, and analytical capabilities.

    Jul 1, 1993

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    The (s-1,s) Inventory Policy Under Compound Poisson Demand: A Theory of Recoverable Item Stockage

    This report presents a mathematical foundation for a new approach to setting stock levels on recoverable items; namely, to calculate by item the steady state probabilities for the number of units in resupply (or repair).

    Mar 1, 1966

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    Systems Analysis and Supply Management

    A discussion of supply management problems from the viewpoint of systems analysis. Supply management is systems management.

    Apr 1, 1964

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    Dynamic Modeling of Inventories Subject to Obsolescence

    The models discussed in this paper are concerned with optimization of ordering and disposal decisions, leading to policies of the (s,S) type, incorporating specific elements descriptive of the uncertainty of future demand for the particular item.

    Jan 1, 1963

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    Logistics research and management science

    A discussion of the many useful contributions made to the management of the logistics system of the United States Air Force through the application of research techniques. In particular, the author describes the broad nature of the military environme...

    Jan 1, 1959

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    Laboratory Evaluation of Supply and Procurement Policies: The First Experiment of the Logistics Systems Laboratory

    A description of Laboratory Problem I (LP-I), the first large-scale logistics simulation performed in RAND'S Logistics Systems Laboratory to evaluate a set of proposed supply policies and procedures.

    Aug 9, 1958

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    Lillian Ablon

    Adjunct Information Scientist
    Education M.S. in mathematics, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

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    Mahyar A. Amouzegar

    Senior Operations Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in operations research, UCLA; D. Engr. in electrical engineering, UCLA; M.S. in operations research, UCLA; B.S. in applied mathematics, San Francisco State University

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    Tim R. Colvin

    Research Programmer
    Education M.S. in applied mathematics, California Institute of Technology; A.B. in applied mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

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    Endy M. Daehner

    Director of Operations, Global Research Talent, Senior Physical Scientist
    Education B.A. in human biology, Stanford University; Ph.D. in chemistry, California Institute of Technology

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    Omar Sherif Elwakil

    Associate Operations Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in supply chain management, University of Maryland; M.S. in international business, Univ Catholique de Louvain; B.S. in economics, University of Massachusetts

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    Yun Kang

    Operations Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, MIT

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    Weilong Kong

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public administration, University of Southern California; B.Ec. in finance, Renmin University of China

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    Elvira N. Loredo

    Associate Director, Forces and Logistics Program, RAND Arroyo Center; Senior Operations Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in industrial engineering, Arizona State University; M.S. in management science, University of Miami; B.S. in systems analysis, University of Miami

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    Jared Mondschein

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in chemistry, Penn State University; B.S. in chemistry, Union College

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    Aisha Najera Chesler

    Associate Mathematician
    Education Ph.D. in mathematics, Claremont Graduate University

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    Eric Peltz

    Vice President, Research Services and Operations
    Education M.B.A. and M.S.E. in industrial and operations engineering, University of Michigan; B.S.E. in systems engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point

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    John F. Raffensperger

    Senior Operations Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in business, University of Chicago; M.B.A., University of Chicago; B.S. in industrial engineering, Northwestern University

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    Dan Romano

    Senior Technical Analyst
    Education M.B.A in business administration, George Mason University; M.S. in logistics management, Air Force Institute of Technology