Accession Number:

ADA282413

Title:

Costs to Ship Fresh Fruits and Vegetables from Defense Subsistence Office, Alameda via Controlled Atmosphere Containers

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

This thesis involves determining the cost of shipping Fresh Fruits and Vegetables FFV from the Defense Subsistence Office DSO, Alameda, to various customers on the Pacific Rim via controlled atmosphere refrigerated containers. The data was developed via interviews with personnel at various commands, particularly DSO Alameda, Defense Subsistence Region, Pacific DSRPAC , Military Traffic Management Command, Western Area MTMCWA, Military Sealift Command, Pacific MSCPAC, and Military Sealift Command Headquarters MSCHQ. The thesis shows the processes involved in booking the shipment of FFV, manifesting them, and final billing of the customers. The entire process has never been documented. Understanding the process may suggest improvements. Additionally, showing actual costs will provide the data necessary for DSO alamedas customers to plan their budgets, a critical factor in this time of shrinking defense budgets. Transportation, Controlled atmosphere vans, DSRPAC, DSO Alameda

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE