Pre-D-Day Fleet Marine Force Materiel Requirements and Distribution System 1975-1980,
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA NAVAL WARFARE RESEARCH CENTER
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This study had four objectives. The principal was to describe the Pre-D-Day Materiel Requirements Determination and the Pre-D-Day Materiel Distribution System required to support the 1975-1980 era Fleet Marine Forces, including the mobilization and support of the Fourth Marine Amphibious Force. Specifically, to provide the necessary guide lines to the Marine Corps for its development of necessary plans, procedures and techniques. The other three objectives involved identification of constraints against achieving an optimum system, a draft plan for implementation and recommended procedures for reviews for the system once implemented. This research effort included the collection and analysis of the basic factors affecting the problem including policy, operational data of past Marine Corps experience as well as plans for the future. The analysis examined methods for selecting materiel into the system, factors affecting the distribution system, and the determination of materiel quantities. The evaluation of system elements in the light of these many factors resulted in the development of the Pre-D-Day Materiel Requirements Determination and Distribution System.