An Analysis of the Air Force Government Operated Civil Engineering Supply Store Logistic System: How Can It Be Improved?
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This thesis researched ways to improve the timeliness and consistency of CE logistics and methods to reduce inventory holding costs. The study focused on the Base Contracting local purchase channels used by the Government Operated Civil Engineering Supply Store GOCESS logistics system throughout the Air Force. The results indicate that the average response time for GOCESS systems is 18.6 days with a standard deviation of 14.6 days. The high standard deviation in relation to the average response time indicates local purchase channels are difficult to control. The overall logistics efficiency was 4.2. This indicates the materials ordered through Base Contracting are not received by the date required 95.8 of the time. Annual warehousing holding costs to CE are approximately 15.5 million. Material Requirements Planning MRP is a method that may reduce those warehousing costs. The emphasis of MRP is to minimize inventory by arranging for the delivery of the exact amounts of materials from vendors as required in manufacturing. An expert panel was formed with experts from each major command to derive a method to implement MRP into CE logistics. No consensus was achieved. However, the process introduced MRP to the logistics experts in each major command. Keywords Logistics, Logistics management, Logistics planning, Logistics support.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies