Masters Theses


"Contingency basing is a critical factor in mission success but requires significant logistical and commander support. Designing and constructing a camp that is safe, secure, and self-sustaining can be a difficult task for a Contingency Basing engineering manager. The infrastructure for basic needs such as electricity, fuel, water, food, and waste management is critical and needs to be flexible.

This research focuses on assisting the Contingency Basing engineering manager in designing and constructing a feasible base camp using project management and modeling tools. Measuring scalability and resiliency with in the contingency base was studied as well. The methodology concentrates on project management practices and logistics modeling as applied to contingency basing as well as measuring the scalability and resiliency of 40 functional contingency base blocks with 12 different coefficients. Project management tools will focus on retaining organizational knowledge by managing high turnover rate and extreme risk management. Modeling of several logistics systems with in the base camp will simulate real world problems. Strategic planning and clear metrics for resiliency and scalability will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of current basing standards"--Abstract, page iii.


Long, Suzanna, 1961-

Committee Member(s)

Corns, Steven
Cudney, Elizabeth A.


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2012


viii, 45 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-44).


© 2012 Amanda Jo Gealy, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Project management
Contingency theory (Management)
Logistics -- Management
Combat sustainability (Military science)

Thesis Number

T 10114

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