(3) OPLOG Planner Advantages:
(a) OPLOG Planner lists fuel tank capacities on the POL report. This enables logistics planners
to determine not only how much fuel a unit requires, but how many times a day the unit must be resupplied.
(b) OPLOG Planner is a stand-alone program that can be loaded onto any suitable PC and run
without any additional software support.
(4) OPLOG Planner Disadvantages:
(a) The major disadvantage to OPLOG Planner is that in order to run the POL report, there are
several steps required. It makes the program somewhat tedious for new task organizations.
(b) A second disadvantage to OPLOG Planner is that it does require at least a 386 computer with
4 megabytes of RAM. Granted, today, this system is almost obsolete, but not all Army units have even this stage
(1) U.S. Air Force.
(a) Air Force Pamphlet 144-4 lists all of the fuel consumption rates for Air Force aircraft and
provides a basis for determining POL requirements.
(b) To calculate fuel requirements in this manner, the planner must know the type, quantity, and
sortie duration in hours.
(c) To determine annual POL requirements at air bases, the Air Force uses historical data
compiled by each base fuels flight.
(2) U.S. Marine Corps.
(a) The USMC Detachment Fort Lee, has developed spreadsheets for USMC equipment.
(b) The spreadsheets use consumption rates and usage factors similar to the Army's equipment
consumption and combat profile methods.
(c) These spreadsheets were developed in Lotus for Windows and will not run properly on Excel.