Supply Chain Infrastructure Restoration Calculator Software Tool—Developer Guide and User Manual

Open-File Report 2019-1061
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This report describes a software tool that calculates costs associated with the reconstruction of supply chain interdependent critical infrastructure in the advent of a catastrophic failure by either outside forces (extreme events) or internal forces (fatigue). This tool fills a gap between search and recover strategies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or FEMA) and construction techniques under full recovery. In addition to overall construction costs, the tool calculates reconstruction needs in terms of personnel and their required support. From these estimates, total costs (or the cost of each element to be restored) can be calculated. Estimates are based upon historic reconstruction data, although decision managers do have the choice of entering their own input data to tailor the results to a local area.

Suggested Citation

Ojha, A., Kanwar, B., Long, S.K., Shoberg, T.G., and Corns, S., 2019, Supply chain infrastructure restoration calculator software tool—Developer guide and user manual: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1061, 17 p.,

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Software
  • Mathematical Framework for the Application
  • Installation
  • Tutorial
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Summary
  • References
  • Appendix 1
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Supply chain infrastructure restoration calculator software tool—Developer guide and user manual
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2019-1061
DOI 10.3133/ofr20191061
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Center for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS)
Description iv, 17 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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