Transportation of Sustainment Cargo: Is There a Need for a DoD Distribution Automated Information System
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Pagination or Media Count:
This is an analysis of the distribution of the sustainment cargo. The paper supports the position that change is needed to consolidate the strategic level transportation Standard Army Management Information Systems and supporting databases in order to have a seamless system between the strategic and operational level. The strategic guidance for logistics information is clear accurate and timely logistics information is needed to meet the challenge of deployment of tailorable packages and providing support within hours and days of notification. The paper offers two recommendations to solve the problems in transit visibility of cargo. The first recommendation is the development of a DoD distribution STAMIS for the tracking of sustainment. The second recommendation is the outsourcing of the sustainment transportation functions to a premium transportation company such as United Parcel Service, or DHL.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies