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CAPRICORN: Cimic and Planning Research in Complex  Operational Realistic Network (University of Genoa, Italy)

CAPRICORN is a research project devoted to develop capabilities in the complex and critical sector of Military Operation Planning, specifically for Not-Article5/San Petersburg Operations, by using CGF (Computer Generated Forces) made by Intelligent Agents (IAs). CAPRICORN will be strongly based on the results in development of intelligent CGF and Objects from DIPTEM (University of Genoa, Italy) and LSIS (France).

CAPRICORN main outcome are:

· Investigation of the use of intelligent CGF and simulation for Operational Planning

· Advanced Human behavior for Hierarchical Models for Intelligent Agents and CGF

· Enhanced Interoperable Multilevel Models for Operational Planning

· Modeling CIMIC and PSYOPS for Interoperable Simulation


For Further information on CAPRICORN you can visit the CAPRICORN website by clicking here. The first CAPRICORN Workshop has been held in Rome (Italy) on May 24, 2010. Click here for further information


Dr. Joko Lianto Buliani is a new SCS Senior Member

After approval of his Senior Membership application by the Membership Board, Dr. Joko Lianto Buliani has become an SCS Senior Member. Dr. Buliani is with the Informatics Department, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), Surabaya, Indonesia.

If you are also interested in becoming an SCS Senior Member, please find the application form here








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On going Research Activities at MISS-Perugia Center: “Reducing the mean supply delay of spare parts using lateral transshipments policies ”

Lateral transshipment has been studied lately as a promising policy for increasing the performances of multi-echelon spare parts inventory system. By lateral transshipment spare parts can be moved from one location with excess inventory to another location, at the same echelon, in shortage, with the aim of reducing supply delays of spare parts. Actual research activities at MISS Perugia center investigate the relative effectiveness of two lateral shipments approaches in reducing the mean supply delay (MSD) of a non-repairable item, with respect to a classical policy of no lateral shipments. A simulation model of a two echelon supply network has been implemented and an experiment has been performed by varying different parameters of the supply network, such as the number of warehouses (locations at the lower echelon), the supply lead time from the central depot, the spare parts demand uncertainty, and the size variability of the warehouses. Results show appreciable reductions of MSD when lateral shipments are allowed with respect to the classical policy, in almost every network configuration.

A complete article is in press on the International Journal of Production Economics:

Lorenzo Tiacci and Stefano Saetta (2010). Reducing the mean supply delay of spare parts using lateral transshipments policies. International Journal of Production Economics,  doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2010.03.020

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