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ERIC Number: ED102343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Technical Description of the Officer Procurement Model (TOPOPS). Final Report.
Akman, Allan; And Others
The Total Objective Plan for the Officer Procurement System (TOPOPS) is an aggregate-level, computer-based model of the Air Force Officer procurement system developed to operate on the UNIVAC 1108 system. It is designed to simulate officer accession and training and achieve optimal solutions in terms of either cost minimization or accession quality maximization over a five-year procurement period. The technical description specifies the objective functions and constraints in symbolic terms. The constraints are categorized as: quality distribution, program budget, supply, requirements, policy, and operating constraints. A hypothetical sample problem for minimizing cost is presented and the results are discussed. The problem is also subjected to sensitivity analysis which examines the impact of various policies on cost and accession quality. The computer generated reports are included in the appendix. (Author/SA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Manpower and Personnel Systems Div.; System Automation Corp., Silver Spring, MD.