Original Date: 11/03/1996
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Joint Flow and Analysis System for Transportation
In 1989, Oak Ridge developed the Joint Flow and Analysis System for Transportation (JFAST) as a multi-modal transportation analysis model for the U.S. Transportation Command and the Joint Planning Community. JFAST performs fort-to-foxhole modeling of military deployments on an international level.
JFAST can estimate transportation requirements, perform course-of-action analyses, and project delivery profiles of troops and equipment by air, land, and sea. Operated from a user-friendly, interactive screen, JFAST displays every country in the world with an overlay of various transportation modes such as highways, railroads, airline routes, and waterways. Features include instantaneous appearance of highways when prompted; automatic generation of Microsoft Word documents with text and graphics; and automatic linking of existing transportation information with Excel data to produce a PowerPoint presentation.
JFAST has been distributed to 42 military command centers and planning organizations worldwide. JFAST was used for the military operations of Desert Shield and Desert Storm and the humanitarian efforts of Rwanda and Somalia. With unlimited applications, JFAST could control freight shipment scheduling and tracking; hospital pharmaceutical tracking; manufacturing planning simulation; and transportation control. Benefits include near real- time capabilities, minimal learning curve requirements, cost effectiveness, and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software usage.
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