Operational Description of the MCRD-San Diego 3-D Scanner
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA
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The Marines and the DLA have been working on a series of projects to improve the flow of clothing through the supply chain, reduce inventory, and reduce the number of stockouts and backorders that occur at the recruit centers. One of these projects, funded by the DLA, has been the development of a 3-D body scanner to replace hand measurement. With the 3-D scanner ready for prove-out, MCRD-SD agreed to use the scanner on a trial basis. During the field trial, DLA asked LMI to assess the physical set-up and performance of the scanner at MCRD-SD. We observed that the scanner experienced little down time and the clothing operation staff at MCRD-SD uses the scanner without difficulty. We suggest that scanner use needs to be sufficient to justify cost and produce useful data. The introduction of the scanner into clothing issuance can serve as a catalyst for examining and changing long-standing processes. The scanner presents an opportunity to redesign these processes to better meet the needs of the Service, recruits, and clothing operations.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies