An Examination of Materiel Management Information Flows Associated with a Multi-Service Joint Stockage Logistics System.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The logistics system for the Department of Defense DoD could be the system that is of utmost importance to the running of DoD and usually is the system that is least understood or cared about. Many studies have been conducted to improve the logistics system for the military services. This study investigates the possibility of a system called joint stockage, that would allow an Item Manager IM from one service to store and issue his assets from the depot facilities of any other service--provided this change created an overall cost or response time savings for the DoD. In the investigation of this joint stockage system, although other problems are highlighted, the primary emphasis is on the IMs information flows required for daily asset control and visibility. The study was restricted to the Army and Air Force logistics systems, although most of the ideas are expandable to the other services. The study concludes that such a system is feasible using todays hardware and software, with minor modifications, and would provide the DoD with a limited joint stockage operation with a small investment cost and the potential for large savings in transportation costs.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies