Accession Number : AD0720227

Title :   Selection of Indicators for Air-Eligible Commodity Shipments,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Goodfriend,Richard D.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Recent papers have established a total-distribution-cost methodology for predicting demand for overseas airlift and sealift in the area of military resupply. This paper presents a portion of the results of computer application of the methodology to an extensive data base of millions of military overseas shipments. Shipments from Army and Air Force supply sources were selectively analyzed by least-squares and regression analysis techniques to determine the relation of various characteristics of supply items to air-eligibility. An attempt was made to find an indicator of air-eligibility that could be used to quickly select the most economical mode of transportation for an item, given a limited amount of information about the item. Commodity descriptors such as value, weight, volume, and density and environmental conditions such as region of destination and distance to destination were considered. The results pointed out those Federal supply classes that accounted for the largest percentage of variation. One available indicator was selected, and its possible use for transportation-mode selection is described by a set of typical probability curves. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRANSPORTATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LOGISTICS), ECONOMICS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, COSTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, IDENTIFICATION, CURVE FITTING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, ARMY EQUIPMENT, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE