Accession Number:

ADA134675

Title:

A Systems Analysis of the Logistics of Supplying Lettuce to Overseas Military

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This report contains an evaluation of the present supply system for shipping lettuce and fresh fruits and vegetables to overseas personnel from the United States west coast, including a determination of logistical problems and spoilage losses in the European and Pacific theaters. The objective of this project was to evaluate methods of transporting lettuce overseas to determine the cost effectiveness of each alternative, based on effective cost per usable case of lettuce shipped. Recommendations contained in this report involve opportunities to make improvements within the present logistics system base on limited study, and review and analysis of existing data supplied by other Government agencies and commercial firms involved in exporting lettuce.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE