Accession Number : ADA260617


Title :   Analysis of Cost-Cutting Transportation Initiatives Identified during the Defense Management Review Process


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Wiechelt, Thomas F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260617.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : Faced with the likely prospect of steadily declining defense budgets, President Bush initiated the Defense Management Review (DMR). In response to this review, Department of Defense (DoD) agencies identified $30 billion in cost savings initiatives. This thesis provides the reader with a comprehensive analysis of the transportation-related initiatives addressed by specific Defense Management Review Decisions (DMRD) as well as those that indirectly emanated from the general DMR process. Also included is an introduction to the complicated issue of transportation funding, which covers both the Defense Business Operations Fund (DBOF) and unit costing. Finally, the author discusses the current funding shortfall that the Air Mobility Command (AMC) is experiencing as a result of the reduction in military transportation budgets. The author concludes with a summary of the issues, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , *AIR TRANSPORTATION , *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION , *COST REDUCTION , *MILITARY BUDGETS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , CARGO HANDLING , SHIPPING , AIRLIFT OPERATIONS , THESES , DECISION MAKING , ECONOMIC ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE