LOGAIR and QUICKTRANS: a Model in Combination
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Research focused on whether merging the LOGAIR and QUICKTRANS systems improves operations and reduces costs. Similarities and differences between LOGAIR and QUICKTRANS systems were explored in the following areas production process, cost structure, procedural structure, and managerial structure. Additionally, a Spacefilling Curve algorithm was used to establish a route model for the QUICKTRANS, LOGAIR, and combined system to determine costbenefits. The research concluded that there appear to be no significant impediments to merging the LOGAIR and QUICKTRANS systems into a single combined system. Both systems are historically linked to providing priority movement of spares in support of the services first-line weapon systems within the Defense Transportation System. Any unique operating characteristics are not impediments to merging as evidenced by the existing common route structure, LOGAIR 5Q, in Florida. Finally, the combined routing model indicates that there are sufficient opportunities for rationalization and inherent capacity excesses to realize over 30 million dollars savings per year.
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