planning factor


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planning factor

A multiplier used in planning to estimate the amount and type of effort involved in a contemplated operation. Planning factors are often expressed as rates, ratios, or lengths of time.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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This paper presents the methodology behind the current DNBI/BI medical planning factors accredited by the Army Surgeon Generals and used in consecutive Total Army Analysis requirements for over a decade.
With respect to planning factors, demand factors are mainly generated by demand processes, and this typically leads to a bullwhip effect, as described in Forrester's Industrial Dynamics [35] and suggested by Lee [36, 37].
Successful strategies for population security and control have required force ratios as large as 20 security personnel (military and police combined) per thousand residents." (15) Although the British used a force ratio of approximately 20 security personnel per 1,000 inhabitants during the Malaysian counterinsurgency, there simply are no definitive planning factors for COIN operations.
Finally, there was a low correlation (r = -0.0241) between the planning factor variable and the perception of a crisis as an opportunity to the organization.
The fifth planning factor has three variables with significant loadings (alpha = 0.660).
Once we've defined the amount of "assignable" space allotted per person, and for each special space, the figure is multiplied by a factor to include internal circulation and a planning factor. This total, also known as "carpetable space," becomes the actual square footage needed to accommodate every person, place and need in the new office.
And again, our planning factor was 352,000 Afghan National Security Forces plus the addition of a number of local police, added to that brings you up to that number of 372,000," the General said.
According to result in t test and due to bigger average than 3 there is significant meaning between planning factor and spectator presence.
This research analysis was a key planning factor for the brigade to support the need for provincial government officials to strengthen the ties to the local populace by meeting their security concerns.

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