Accession Number:

ADA276883

Title:

Containerization: An Integral Part of U.S. Force Projection Capability

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

This paper argues that the containerization of military cargo and its intransit visibility are as important as the movement of the cargo itself. A review of the history of military containerization and lessons learned from the 1990-91 Gulf War, reveal that the U.S. armed forces have experienced systemic problems with containerization for over 25 years. The paper concludes with recommendations for future corrective actions including 1 the development of a single DOD-wide automated intransit visibility system 2 the possible adaptation of commercial tracking systems for military use 3 the revision of cargo documentation procedures 4 training of logistics personnel and 5 the acquisition of container handling equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE