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Title: Prioritization of Stockpile Maintenance with Layered Pareto Fronts

Difficult choices are required for a decision-making process where resources and budgets are increasingly constrained. This study demonstrates a structured decision-making approach using layered Pareto fronts to identify priorities about how to allocate funds between munitions stockpiles based on their estimated reliability, the urgency of needing available units, and the consequences if adequate numbers of units are not available. This case study, while specific to the characteristics of a group of munitions stockpiles, illustrates the general process of structured decision-making based on first identifying appropriate metrics that summarize the important dimensions of the decision, and then objectively eliminating non-contenders from further consideration. Finally, the final subjective stage incorporates user priorities to select the four stockpiles to receive additional maintenance and surveillance funds based on understanding the trade-offs and robustness to various user priorities.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. The Perduco Group, Beavercreek, OH (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States)
  4. Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-28997
Journal ID: ISSN 0898-2112
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Quality Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Quality Engineering; Journal ID: ISSN 0898-2112
Publisher:
American Society for Quality Control
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOD
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; Pareto front; DMRCS; reliability; decision-making; statistical engineering; multiple criteria
OSTI Identifier:
1402620