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Identifying Efficiencies in the Supply Chain for Training Ammunition: Methods, Models, and Recommendations

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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RAND Arroyo Center

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The U.S. Army Materiel Command AMC asked RAND Arroyo Center to analyze the U.S.Armys training ammunition supply chain to determine where cost reductions could be realized while maintaining or improving service levels. The project targeted a goal of achieving a more efficient supply chain for CONUS-based training ammunition with an eye toward meeting the Armys requirements for operational preparedness in light of current fiscal constraints. The study reviewed the generation of ammunition requirements, stockpile management processes, and policies and practices at CONUS-based Ammunition Supply Points ASPs and Installation Ammunition Management Offices IAMO. Additionally, an examination of historical policy and the U.S. Marine Corps was conducted in order to draw other insights and identify best practices. This report offers recommendations for achieving efficiencies at the retail level of the supply chain.


Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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[A, Approved For Public Release]