Accession Number : ADA608937


Title :   The Enlisted Steady State-Simulation (ESS-SIM) Tool


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA RESOURCE ANALYSIS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Rodney, David M ; Golfin, Peggy A ; McIntosh, Molly F


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA608937


Report Date : Jul 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The Enlisted Steady State Simulation (ESS-Sim) tool was developed to provide insights into attainable levels of enlisted Fleet manning and to estimate the impact of policy changes on manning levels. It simulates the effects of policies and procedures to attain and sustain personnel inventories and to properly distribute them between sea and shore duty. Because Fleet manning is addressed and managed one community at a time, ESS-Sim operates one enlisted community at a time. The tool works in two phases. First, it simulates long-term, stead-state behavior that shows how inventories will evolve over time in response to a set of policies and procedures and obtain a stable steady-state inventory (i.e., it shows what's attainable and sustainable). Second, it simulates the transition from a current inventory towards the steady state to address situations that may arise today or in the near future due to the idiosyncracies of current inventories.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *ENLISTED PERSONNEL , *MANPOWER , *STEADY STATE , FLEETS(SHIPS) , GRADE STRUCTURE(PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT) , IMPACT , INVENTORY , LONG RANGE(TIME) , NAVAL PERSONNEL , POLICIES , RESPONSE , TRANSITIONS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE