A MODEL OF LOGISTIC MOVEMENTS DURING A HUMANITARIAN
(Joint Staff Operational Research Team)
LCol Frederic Richiero
(J4 Logistics Analysis)
6 January 2000
A simulation model originally developed in VENSIM is implemented as an Excel spreadsheet that can be used to analyze logistics movements during a potential humanitarian relief effort. The primary questions that can be addressed with this model involve balancing the Strategic and Tactical Movements Resources to maximize efficiency and the optimal introduction of additional Movements resources to minimize the duration of the dangerous period. The Canadian Forces plans for OPERATION ABACUS, potential humanitarian relief in case national infrastructure failures caused by the "Year 2000 Bug", is used as an example.