Date of Award
Master of Science in Operations Research
Department of Operational Sciences
Timothy W. Holzmann, PhD
The USAFRICOM is studying methods to increase the resiliency of its West African Logistic Network, a hub-and-spoke network design responsible for sustaining long term humanitarian and security missions in the West Africa region. This paper employs a two-stage stochastic programming network design modeled on the WALN that builds a flexible supply chain capable of responding to periodic disruptions while maintaining peak resiliency. Elements such as cost, probability, and event-based disruption are integrated into the model to mirror challenges the WALN faces. We demonstrate that incorporating resilient based response mechanism provide a 90% reduction in cost compared to meeting the logistical challenges covered with a naive approach.
DTIC Accession Number
Walker, Julius C., "Stochastic Programming Design for West Africa Logistics Networks" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5051.