Accession Number : AD0475366

Title :   THE AUTOMATED MATERIALS HANDLING SUPPORT SYSTEM (463L). A MODERN CARGO SYSTEM FOR THE MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Konopik, Joseph F. ; Young, Jack L.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Air cargo transportation has assumed a major role in the defense readiness posture of the United States military service since World War II. The airlift of cargo outside the continental limits of the United States is provided by the Air Force's Military Air Transport Service (MATS) for all of the military services. MATS cargo services were recently modernized by introduction of an automated materials handling system labeled the Materials Handling Support System (463L). The evolution of this system in MATS is discussed from inception through performance evaluation, encompassing the areas of equipment identification, implementation and operational policies and procedures. The effect of the 463L System on Naval Logistics Support is evaluated by synopsizing reports and assessments emanating from Navy officials involved in transportation management and air cargo functions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HANDLING), (*AIR TRANSPORTATION, CARGO, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, MILITARY SUPPLIES, LOGISTICS, SUPPLY DEPOTS, OPERATION, OPERATIONAL READINESS, NAVAL RESEARCH, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE