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Supply Chain Synchronization: Improving Distribution Velocity to the Theatre
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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An Air Mobility Command AMC and Defense Logistics Agency DLA supply chain improvement initiative was recently undertaken with the goal of increasing cargo velocity from the United States to Iraq. An analysis of historical pallet movement was accomplished within the context of the initiatives methodology to determine if pallet group size was a significant factor in determining total time enroute for pallets bound from the DLA warehouse in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, to Aerial Ports of Delivery APODs in Iraq. Using archived data from command, control, and planning systems, 1,257 pallets were tracked from Dover Air Force Base AFB, Delaware, to various APODs in Iraq. Average port hold times for transship locations and total time enroute were calculated. Multiple regression models were tested to determine if a significant relationship existed between pallet group size and total time enroute. Analysis suggested that no significant relationship exists between pallet group size and total time enroute. For the population of pallets analyzed, the most significant relationship observed was between total time enroute and port hold time at Incirlik Air Base AB, Turkey. A recommendation was made to continue the initiative and expand it to include information sharing with Incirlik AB to increase the probability of success.
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