Military Workforce Planning and Manpower Modeling

Authored by: Nathaniel D. Bastian , Andrew O. Hall

Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research

Print publication date:  March  2020
Online publication date:  February  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138607330
eBook ISBN: 9780429467219
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Human resources planning and workforce design decisions are an extension of traditional operations research (OR) problems, as workforce policies strive to place the appropriate and accurate numbers of the correct types of people in the right jobs at the right time. Traditional OR methods focus on how managers oversee, design, and re-design business operations in the production of goods and/or services in an efficient and effective manner. Comprehensive management methods explicitly consider personnel systems as part of these business operations.

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