Accession Number : AD0838066

Title :   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MILITARY EXCHANGES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 353

Abstract : This study provides an overall assessment of present exchange organizational structures and suggests ways and means of increasing the responsiveness of the exchange services and the operational efficiency with which they are managed. It also provides a summary of the interfaces and problem areas which are of particular concern to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The study evaluates management practices and techniques in such functions as procurement, pricing, inventory management, physical distribution, financial management, personnel management, etc. Conclusions and recommendations are pointed toward greater commonality of systems and the development of policies which will give equal advantages to all customers in a local area, regardless of their military service affiliation. The study presents three organizational alternatives ranging from the status quo to a single armed services exchange service. In addition the study discusses in some detail the military command relationships involved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY FACILITIES, MILITARY SUPPLIES), (*MILITARY SUPPLIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, OPTIMIZATION), LOGISTICS, COSTS, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, MANPOWER, INVENTORY CONTROL, STANDARDIZATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, EFFICIENCY, MONEY, DISTRIBUTION, PROBLEM SOLVING, QUALITY CONTROL, DATA PROCESSING, OPERATION, SALARIES, SUPERVISION, FOOD.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE