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dc.creatorLambert, Garrett Randall
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dc.description.abstractThe problem of scheduling strategic sealift assets for a U.S. Army deployment in response to a major regional contingency is considered in this paper. The complexity of this problem depends upon the different types of ship speeds and capacities as well as unit precedence constraints. The objective is to minimize the sum of weighted unit tardiness. This paper presents the development and solution of a realistic strategic sealift scheduling problem based upon the experiences gained during Operation Desert Shield. A mathematical model for the problem is proposed and an algorithm is developed and applied to solve the scheduling problem. Results of the algorithm are compared with randomly generated schedules to determine algorithm effectiveness.en
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectindustrial engineering.en
dc.subjectMajor industrial engineering.en
dc.titleA computer algorithm to optimize the scheduling of strategic sealiften
dc.typeThesisen engineeringen
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen

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