Accession Number:

AD1101496

Title:

Database Analysis to Improve U.S. Transportation Command Forecasting Processes

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Aug 2018,31 Mar 2020

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-02-27

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

The United States Transportation Command USTRANSCOM facilitates air, land, and sea transportation for the DOD. On a periodic basis, a myriad of different agencies within USTRANSCOM project future workload to facilitate resource planning, budgeting, and reimbursable rate identification. Within USTRANSCOM, there are a variety of databases and metrics utilized for workload forecasts neither a standard nor a preferred technique is prescribed. Currently, USTRANSCOM faces challenges in producing accurate workload forecasts. These challenges can lead to unreliable budget requests and, ultimately, hinder the effectiveness and efficiency of USTRANSCOM. For the purpose of routine aircraft movements of cargo and personnel, this research seeks to answer 1 whether any data sets are dominated with respect to data quality, allowing for their removal from consideration and 2 the degree to which any data set is superlative with respect to informing high quality air workload forecasts. Furthermore, this research identifies a possible major problem with USTRANSCOMs current forecasting procedure and provides recommendations on how to best utilize the data sets readily available for use.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE