An Analysis of Direct Vendor Shipping of Medical Material to Overseas Naval Medical Activities
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The purpose of this thesis is to review selected methods for transporting direct vendor medical material to overseas medical activities and to determine if a problem exists with respect to lost, late, or frustrated medical shipments. The shipping of direct vendor medical supplies is a major concern for Navy medical material managers. Problems encountered in the transportation of this material can directly affect the mission of our overseas treatment facilities. This research describes selected methods of transporting direct vendor medical material and evaluate them for accuracy and timeliness. Based on this analysis, there appears to be a problem in the shipping of direct vendor medical supplies to Western Pacific area naval hospitals. Keywords Medical supplies, Transportation, Shipping, Direct vendor medical material, Navy expediting and consolidation program, Military postal service, Theses.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies