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.

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    Report

    Dollar Cost Banding: A New Algorithm for Computing Inventory Levels for Army Supply Support Activities

    Describes the development and implementation of dollar cost banding, a new algorithm for computing inventories maintained by Army supply support activities (SSAs).

    Sep 2, 2004

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    Report

    Organizational Concepts for Purchasing and Supply Management Implementation

    This report presents a construct for reorganizing Air Force acquisition and purchasing activities by implementing purchasing and supply management.

    Aug 11, 2004

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    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

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    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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    Report

    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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    Report

    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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    Report

    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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    Report

    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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    Report

    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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    Elliott Brennan

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. in English, Yale 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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    Monika Cooper

    Technical Analyst
    Education Doctorate Business Administration (In Progress) in business administration, University of Maryland, Global; MBA in economics, finance, Bellevue University; Bachelor of Science in international business management, Bellevue University; Undergrad Studies in psychology, modern languages, Creighton University

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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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    Kenneth J. Girardini

    Senior Operations Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Yun Kang

    Associate Director, Acquisition and Technology Policy Center; Senior Operations Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, MIT

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    Bradley Martin

    Director, RAND National Security Supply Chain Institute; Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in political science, University of Michigan; B.A. in political science, University of New Mexico

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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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    Eric Peltz

    Senior Vice President, Finance 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

    Operations Researcher, Adjunct; 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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    Daniel M. Romano

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