Accession Number:

AD0750848

Title:

An Evaluation of the Cost Effectiveness of Transporting Air Eligible Cargo by Air Versus Surface Modes of Transportation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Report Date:

1972-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

Transportation priority 1 and 2 air eligible cargo is being moved from the AFCL Air Materiel Areas to CONUS on-line LOGAIR stations by surface modes. An arbitrary limit of one LOGAIR flight per station per day imposed a ceiling on the daily capability of the LOGAIR system. The increased pipeline intransit time resulting from use of the surface modes forces a set level of inventory investment. The procurement of additional LOGAIR capability reduces the overall transportation priority 1 and 2 cargo pipeline intransit time and therefore reduces the inventory investment. The thesis proposes a method to offset the increased costs of procuring additional airlift through a reduction in inventory investment.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE