Containerization: An Integral Part of U.S. Force Projection Capability
Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies