When it comes to ocean shipping, planning for major weather events within your advanced planning systems is critical to ensure on-time delivery. CANA’s Walt DeGrange will be presenting on this topic “Avoiding Tropical Cyclones in Automated Naval Logistics Planning” during next week’s Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting. If you’ll be there, stop by his presentation on Wednesday, November 12th, at 12:45.
Abstract: ”The US Navy’s Combat Logistics Force (CLF) provides at-sea resupply to US and allied vessels throughout the world. The CLF scheduling system anticipates demand and schedules 45 days in advance to meet demand. Tropical cyclones (TCs) frequently disrupt these plans, requiring diversions, and inefficient steaming speeds. We evaluate the impact of using TC forecasts in operational planning, and the best lead time and geographic extent of severe weather to use in optimizing CLF operational planning.” The research in this presentation was completed in collaboration with Capt Steven Lantz, USMC while CDR Walt DeGrange, USN (retred) was a military instructor at the Naval Postgraduate School.