Accession Number : AD0675938

Title :   LOAD TRANSFER: A PROBLEM IN LOGISTICS.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Watter, Michael

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The paper examines the problem of load transfer over a relatively long distance by means which consume food or fuel under a steady-state condition. The object was to show that of various ways, the conventional way of carrying the load and food (or fuel) by the same unit over the whole distance and then returning to repeat the cycle is not so effective as, for instance, separating the functions of load and food (or fuel) carrying and arrange the load transfer by shuttling it over relatively short distances, which results in a more effective scheduling of the whole process. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARGO, SCHEDULING), LOGISTICS, FUEL CONSUMPTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), HANDLING, TRANSPORTATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE