An Evaluation of the Cost Effectiveness of Transporting Air Eligible Cargo by Air Versus Surface Modes of Transportation
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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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.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies