Accession Number : AD1027499

Title :   Mobile Support For Logistics

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Paxton L

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : With the responsibility of providing logistics support as quickly, efficiently, and effectively as possible to the warfighter, the Department of Defense must continually examine all feasible options to improve processes and eliminate shortfalls. As the availability and opportunity to refine supply-chain management methods through the use of mobile devices increases, a solution that utilizes them needs to be implemented. This research reviews current military enterprise-resource-planning software systems and their functions, and details why the lack of a mobile solution is limiting their performance and capabilities. It does so by exploring how administrative logistics functions can be dramatically enhanced through the use of a mobile application designed for the logistics program Global Combat Support System Marine Corps. The prototype also demonstrates and evaluates how mobile devices could provide benefits beyond their inherent portability advantages.

Descriptors :   computer programming , mobile devices , relational database management systems , mobile application software , smart phones , mobile operating systems , mobile ad hoc networks , cellular networks , tablet computers , wireless networks , energy consumption , graphical user interface , SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE