Accession Number : ADA264518


Title :   Army Direct Support System Analysis


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OFFICE


Personal Author(s) : Elliott, Russell


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264518.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : This is an analysis of the United States Army Direct support System (DSS) performance standards to determine the impact of applying those standards to DSS shipments originating at Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) managed supply depots. The analysis is limited to the six traditional DLA supply depots located at Mechanicsburg, PA, Columbus, OH, Richmond, VA, Memphis, TN, Ogden, UT, and Tracy, CA. A simulation model was used to determine the estimated cost and operational effectiveness associated with four different scenarios. It was recommended that DLA maintain the level of service currently provided to Army DSS customers. While the approach does not meet current DSS standards, it is equivalent to the performance of former Army depots prior to DLA ownership. As a no cost alternative, the Army should consider adjusting DSS objectives to match present performance. one additional method for processing DSS material was proposed which would reduce order-ship-time to meet the DSS standards but would significantly increase DLA's depot and transportation costs.... Direct support system.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *COST EFFECTIVENESS , *COST ANALYSIS , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , SCENARIOS , TRANSPORTATION , SHIPS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , ARMY FACILITIES , DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , CARGO HANDLING , SHIPPING , SUPPLIES , LOGISTICS , COSTS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , MATERIALS , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , IMPACT , UNITED STATES , MILITARY SUPPLIES , MILITARY OPERATIONS , SIMULATION


Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE