Center for Systems Reliability

Enterprise Logistics Modeling

Enterprise Logistics Model

Integrated Supply and Repair Chains

Enterprise logistics modeling enables the exploration of long-term performance for a global sustainment infrastructure. Analysts are motivated to model the enterprise to better understand anticipated lifecycle costs, evaluate sustainment requirements, and perform a variety of sustainment-related trade studies. This capability can be used for a wide range of design and operational analyses, requirements validation, trade studies, and analysis of alternatives to provide decision support for long-term enterprise planning.

Why is Enterprise Logistic Modeling important?

  • Defines the global enterprise operational and support environment
  • Integrates supply, repair, manufacturing, and trasportation processes for worldwide support
  • Calculates equipment and support system performance and cost metrics
  • Predicts long-term performance outcomes at any level in the enterprise
  • Supports critical business decisions for enterprise scale problems

What are the objectives for developing this capability?

  • Characterize lifecycle sustainment of a platform and its support structure
  • Identify interdependencies of various enterprise components
  • Assess the responsiveness of an enterprise sustainment structure
  • Identify lifecycle cost drivers
  • Assess lifecycle performance of a global enterprise
  • Evaluate infrastructure design and business rules

What are the research areas?

  • Development of high-fidelity simulation tools that are computationally efficient
  • Specialized data structures and distributed computing techniques
  • Multi-echelon inventory management
  • Capturing the impacts of diverse funding sources on enterprise-level operations