United States Army Medical Materiel Center Europe: Organizational Analysis
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
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The Army relies on the United States Army Medical Materiel Center Europe USAMMCE to support units stationed and deployed overseas. To provide the best medical materiel support possible, USAMMCE must develop an organizational plan that considers current operations, potential future operations, and Army transformation. USAMMCE has decided to consider organizational changes that will improve its ability to support the Armys need for medical logistics in EUCOM and CENTCOM Areas of Responsibility AORs. The purpose of this analysis is to provide USAMMCE decision-makers with an objective study on their current organization and provide a general recommendation for future improvement. This study considered near term implementation and a five year time horizon. This study looked at the needs of the organization and its stakeholders, assessed the functions necessary for USAMMCE to fulfill its mission requirements, and developed an objective hierarchy to compare the alternatives. Three distinctively different alternatives for improvement of operations were developed. The recommended alternative looks to internally shift USAMMCE personnel resources and responsibilities. These shifts allow USAMMCE to leverage their capabilities more effectively. This is the best near term solution for USAMMCE because it allows maximum flexibility, and it can have a rapid impact in improving the performance of the organization. Furthermore, it provides flexibility for future changes as broader Army transformation decisions are made and as future operational requirements become clearer.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies