Accession Number : AD0692405

Title :   RECONNAISSANCE STUDY - SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The reconnaissance study examines the whole area of subsistence management but concentrates particularly on elements of subsistence support, such as procurement, direct vs. contract operations, distribution, transportation, storage, and related activities. Immediate action recommendations call for (1) better methods of accumulating present costs, (2) consolidated messes in those areas where such action would not interfere with operational capabilities, (3) the use of Brand Name resale items as part of contingency stocks, (4) the increased emphasis on Food Management Teams, (5) the preparation of a regional annual food plan, (6) the elimination of reimbursement among the Services for subsistence, (7) the expansion of the cyclical master menu, (8) development of more flexibility at the local mess level, and (9) the presentation of several alternatives which could lead to a degree of systems management in the subsistence function.

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY OPERATIONS, FOOD DISPENSING), FOOD, MILITARY SUPPLIES, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, INVENTORY CONTROL, KITCHENS, KITCHEN EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, EFFICIENCY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, TRANSPORTATION

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE