Accession Number : ADA583923


Title :   Strategic Consolidation of Medical War Reserve Material (WRM) Equipment Unit Type Code (UTC) Assemblages


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Whitson, Chad M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a583923.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : This thesis analyzes the strategic consolidation of medical WRM equipment UTC assemblages located within the contiguous United States. Following a 2003 consolidation assessment, the Air Force Medical Logistics Office (AFMLO) consolidated some of the medical UTCs at three Consolidated WRM Storage and Deployment Centers (CSDC) located at Kelly Field Annex, Travis AFB, and Charleston AFB. While many UTCs were consolidated at that time, currently only 17 of the possible 142 equipment UTC assemblages are entirely consolidated at one of those three locations. After adding three additional bases as possible consolidation locations, this study attempts to minimize the cost of full consolidation and discusses the benefits and limitations of consolidation. Using a linear programming model designed to minimize the one-time transportation cost of consolidation, this study calculates the minimal cost based on three separate scenarios: single base, dual base, and multi base consolidation, each with unique constraints and risk factors to consider. In addition to providing the final consolidation location(s) and the transportation cost associated with that solution, the exact movement of each UTC from every base of origin to consolidation destination is generated as well.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT , COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS , DEPLOYMENT , LINEAR PROGRAMMING , MEDICAL EQUIPMENT , MEDICAL SUPPLIES , RESERVE EQUIPMENT , STORAGE , THESES


Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE