Accession Number:

ADA390990

Title:

A Cost Comparison Between Modes in the Shipment of Mission Capable Parts Within the Continental United States

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

A numerous amount of Mission Capable Parts MICAPs are shipped throughout the world by the Air Force. These parts are required in order to meet mission requirements. MICAPs are often shipped via an express, small parcel air carrier, like Federal Express FedEx. However, there is a lower cost alternative Less-Than-Truckload express carriers. In using actual Air Force MICAP shipping data, an 11 percent savings was shown if the lowest cost carrier, either FedEx or Roadway Express, an LTL express carrier, was used in shipping these MICAPs. Also, in using simulated shipping data, over 50 percent of all types of shipments, based on weight and distance, would be shipped less expensively using Roadway than FedEx.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE