Accession Number:

AD1089258

Title:

What Warehouse Automation Best Practices Should USSOCOM Consider Using

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV HUNTSVILLE AL HUNTSVILLE United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-05-08

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

Automation is changing supply chain operations across the world. Businesses are looking for ways to maximize throughput, while increasing the accuracy of orders by taking advantage of automated materials handling MH equipment, advanced conveyor systems, and robotic applications Fiveash, 2016. This research paper explores the many different warehouse automation tools used by industry, a modern Army Supply Support Activity, as well as automation tools currently used and explored by the Defense Logistics Agency DLA. Although, the United States Special Operations Command USSOCOM has service like responsibilities, as a command it is much smaller than the Services Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps and has a much smaller supply chain operations requirement. However, USSOCOMs supply chain operations, specifically warehouse operations, could benefit by better understanding some of the best automation practices used by industry, the Army, and DLA. This paper will explore various warehouse automation practices that if implemented, could make USSOCOM warehouse operations more efficient, improve inventory accuracy, and provide better asset visibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE