Accession Number : AD0609233

Title :   FEASIBILITY OF MOBILE SIGNAL CORPS DEPOT. PHASE I, MOBILE SIGNAL CORPS REPAIR PARTS DEPOT,

Corporate Author : SIGNAL CORPS LOGISTICS EVALUATION COMMITTEE PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Lingan,William J. ; Pear,Bernard ; Nahas,Jack N.

Report Date : DEC 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : An attempt is made to define the characteristics of a universally mobile repair parts issue point suitable for supporting division size field units. It is assumed that (a) 'Universal Mobility' is characterized by ease of movement by highway, rail, water, and air; (b) For uniformity with respect to terms of reference, the words 'issue point' include related installations with generally similar functions, including the Direct Support Unit (DSU), supply points and depots; (c) Concepts for future warfare demand that logistics support activities in a combat zone have mobility equal to the tactical mobility of the supported units; (d) Trends and changes in present Army organizational structure demand everincreasing mobility; (e) Conventional port facilities will be used to a limited degree because such logistics concentrations would provide the enemy highly desirable atomic weapons targets.

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT), (*SUPPLY DEPOTS, MOBILE), (*MILITARY SUPPLIES, SPARE PARTS), (*INVENTORY CONTROL, LOGISTICS), MAINTENANCE, TRANSPORTATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION, CARGO SHIPS, CARGO VEHICLES, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, TRAILERS, RAILROADS, ARMY PERSONNEL, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE