Accession Number : ADA547431


Title :   A Study in Sea-Air Intermodal Port Selection: Strategic Decision Making for United States Southern Command


Descriptive Note : Research Paper


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Markwart, Todd C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a547431.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : World events and changes in the expeditionary force structure and strategy of the U.S. military have altered the traditional approach to operational employment and readiness. Greater flexibility and speed are required to carry out operations; aided by intermodal transport options to quickly and efficiently move supplies in support of geographic combatant commanders' requirements. The United States Transportation Command is responsible for making decisions on the most efficient mix of sea and airport operations to support U.S. Government and Department of Defense movement requirements worldwide, and the selection of the best port pairs is critical in executing that mission. U.S. TRANSCOM has used a decision model which evaluates ten sea and airport factors to prioritize port pairs, but recent operations have refocused the need for evolving logistical planning. This research uses a value focused methodology to identify factors and data sources to broaden the scope of the existing model to help U.S. TRANSCOM remain flexible in supporting worldwide CCDRs, including U.S. SOUTHCOM.


Descriptors :   *RAPID DEPLOYMENT , *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , THROUGHPUT , SEALIFT OPERATIONS , AIRLIFT OPERATIONS , PORTS(FACILITIES) , CARGO , INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , AIRPORTS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE