MTMMF Model for Net-Centric Supply Chain Planning & Execution

Basic Missions and Means Framework (MMF) Model for Supply Chain Planning and Execution, Extension of Deitz et al's work, Deitz et. al. May 2006, and IABSRI Army Phase-I SBIR contractual award. The exhibit shows collaboration (Interactions) between the Enterprise Value Chain and the Buyer Value Chain.

Note: Employment is the same as execution. In a Net-Centric Supply Chain, the Mission will be equivalent to the overall goals of the supply chain. This basic model also addresses the effect of uncertainties, e.g., Hurricanes, tornadoes, cyber attacks, etc on supply chain planning and execution, through Level 5 (Index: Location & Time) and Level 6 (Military, Civil, Physical, etc., on Level 4 (Tasks, Operations). We should note that the effect of uncertainties on supply chain planning and execution, is the foundation for Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM). In fact, trade wars from tariffs among nations are examples of political and economic uncertainties that can affect collaborative planning and execution of Net-Centric supply chains. We must continuously redesign and manage our supply chains to mitigate such risks. Through the IABSRI Army Phase-I SBIR contractual award, the IABSRI is the only firm with the technical and scientific research capabilities to address such an issue.

Extension of Basic MMF Model to Multi-Threaded Missions and Means Framework (MTMMF) for Net-Centric Supply Chain Planning and Execution.

Note: In a Net-Centric Supply Chain, the Mission will be equivalent to the overall goals of the supply chain. This model is an extension of the IABSRI Army Phase-I SBIR contractual award.

Extension of Basic MMF Model to Multi-Threaded Missions and Means Framework (MTMMF) for Net-Centric Supply Chain Planning and Execution, Showing Collaboration (Interactions) Among the Value Chain Members.

We have adapted below the Deitz visionary’s work on establishing the relationship of MMF to METT-TC, PMESII-PT, and DIME. [Source: Deitz, September 1, 2010]

METT-TC (Variables to describe current state at the tactical level and desired future state (Level 7,6,5); and to describe Means to be used to accomplish Mission at tactical level (4,3,2,1))

Mission – Level 7, Level 4, and Level 3 (required capability)

Enemy – Level 6 and Level 1 (interactions with enemy)

Terrain and Weather – Level 6, Level 4 (conditions impacting task performance), and Level 1 (weather events & natural/man-made disasters (flood, earthquake, rock-slide, etc.)

Troops and Support available – Level 2 and level 3 (available capabilities)

Time available – Level 5, Level 4 (Measures of Performance and Effectiveness associated with task), and Level 3 (Required Capability)

Civil considerations – Level 6 and Level 1 (interactions with civilians)


PMESII-PT (Variables to describe current state at operational and strategic level and desired future state (what we are trying to affect and how))

Political – Level 6, Level 5, Level 2 (whole of government perspective) and Level 1 (interactions with government entities)

Military – Level 6 (Other Forces), Level 5, Level 2 (Own Forces), and Level 1 (interactions with other military, including threat forces)

Economic – Level 6, Level 5, Level 2 (whole of government perspective) and Level 1 (Economic events – i.e. bank failure, bribe payment, etc.)

Social – Level 6, Level 5, Level 1 (interactions with populations)

Infrastructure – Level 6, Level 5, Level 2 (available to support our mission – i.e. bases, ports, etc.)

Information – Level 6, Level 5, Level 2 (whole of government perspective), Level 1 (Information events – release of audio or video on web site, announcement of protest on social media, etc.)

Physical Environment – Level 6, Level 5, Level 1 (weather events, natural and man-made disasters)

Time – Level 5


DIME – (Variables to describe Means to be used to accomplish Missions at operational, strategic (and sometimes tactical) levels)

Diplomatic – Level 4, Level 3, Level 2, Level 1 (Diplomatic interactions – i.e. speeches, negotiations, boycotts, etc.)

Information – Level 4, Level 3, Level 2, Level 1

Military – Level 4, Level 3, Level 2, Level 1

Economic – Level 4, Level 3, Level 2, Level 1

The relationship of MMF to METT-TC, PMESII-PT, and DIME establishes the blueprint for the variables, uncertainties or risks that can impact the governance of any entity, e.g., government, military, profit or non-profit enterprise. We define governance to be the goals (Level 7) an entity wants to achieve, under which location, time (Level 5), and the environment (Level 6) the entity wants to achieve them, and the means (Levels 4 to 1) the entity will use to achieve the goals. Social (Level 6, Level 5, Level 1 (Interactions with populations)) and Information (Level 6, Level 5, Level 2 (whole of government perspective), Level 1 (Information events – release of audio or video on web site, announcement of protest on social media, etc.)) variables in PMESII-PT depict examples that can inflict irreversible damage to realizing the goals of a social media entity that inadvertently or intentionally releases customers’ data to the public without the permission from the customers. Thus, every entity must continuously think ahead and create technical and scientific models to mitigate the impact of such variables, uncertainties or risks on its governance. The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), mitigates such variables, uncertainties or risks. The IABSRI has the expertise to assist any enterprise in understanding how to apply such variables, uncertainties or risks to support the governance of its Net-Centric supply chain. Even any government can get such a help from the IABSRI's technical and scientific knowledge.

The exhibit on the left, which shows the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, 2017, on many small value chain members of many supply chains , is an example of the Physical Environment variable in PMESII-PT. The Physical Environment associates with Level 6, Level 5, and Level 1 on the MMF diagram. These levels impacted the collaborative planning and execution of the value chain members of many supply chains in Texas and across the US.

The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a program of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), had to award $3 million in funding to help manufacturers begin the long road to recovery from Hurricane Harvey. [Source: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2017/10/nist-mep-awards-emergency-funding-help-manufacturers-recover-hurricane]

Only the IABSRI has the technical and scientific knowledge to address such a catastrophic natural disaster through advanced modeling and simulation of MTMMF for Net-Centric Supply Chains, integrated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data services to create big data scientific work with Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.