A System Evaluation of Consolidated Field Feeding for the Army
ARMY NATICK LABS MA
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A systems analysis was performed to determine the feasibility and manpower reduction potential of the Armys present field feeding system by consolidating the kitchens. Nine alternative concepts were evaluated for personnel reductions, cost savings, and system effectiveness. The conclusion was that a consolidated field feeding concept for the Army is feasible and can result in reducing the number of kitchens in a typical division from 115 to 50. One of the nine alternative systems evaluated, the preferred system, employed a mix of mobile field kitchen trailers and kitchen tents, and utilized disposable trays and utensils to replace the standard mess kit. Personnel reductions and cost savings which resulted in a 40 reduction in food service personnel a 58 reduction in kitchen attendants and savings in the annual cost of the food service operation, for the four divisions, of over 22 million.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition