The GLOBE (Global Logistics Optimization to Boost Effectiveness) system was developed in collaboration with BBN Technologies and C5T for the the U.S. Air Force's Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Mobility Command. Based partly on On Time Systems' Distributed Worldwide Aeronautical Route Planner (DWARP) and BBN's WIDE Timeline Tool, the GLOBE system manages schedule disruptions and new requirements across the entire mobility air fleet.
GLOBE combines cross-mission, multi-constraint optimization, advanced work-centered interface design, and new work in multiple solution optimization, to comprehensibly present users with a variety of operationally distinct alternative solutions. Users can easily focus in on key differences between candidate solutions and understand the repercussions of different strategic choices in responding to new requirements or disruptions. Empirical studies with USAF users using real data have shown that GLOBE results in: