Accession Number:

ADA222661

Title:

Surface Versus Air Transportation Analysis (Automatic Downgrade Endeavor)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army has permitted the Defense Logistics Agency DLA to automatically downgrade Issue Priority GroupTransportation Priority I IPGTP I shipments from air to surface transportation modes during a 1-year test period. The Automatic Downgrade Endeavor does not apply to Not Mission Capable Status NMCS or other 999 Required Delivery Date RDD Shipments. This analysis is conducted to determine the total number of IPGTP I shipment downgrades during the test period, the related processing and transit times for those shipments, the actual surface transportation costs of these shipments, and the associated transportation costs via an air freight carrier. These figures, along with the calculated cost differential between surface and air modes, will be used to determine the feasibility of continuing the program on a permanent basis. The Automatic Downgrade Endeavor does save the Department of Defense DOD, based on U. S. Army downgrades, approximately 3.449 million a year at existing levels of traffic and current rates. It is recommended that DLA continue with the Automatic Downgrade Endeavor while monitoring system performance to determine if the dollar cost savings versus increased shipment times is cost effective. sdw

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE