Accession Number : ADA134958

Title :   Resupply of Air Transportable Hospitals.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Cooper,J W

PDF Url : ADA134958

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : This research examined the various factors that impact on the wartime resupply of air transportable hospitals (ATH's). To determine what factors must be considered and their relative importance, twenty-six medical readiness experts were asked a series of thirteen in-depth questions. The respondents considered transportation the primary limiting factor, were concerned about the cost of the loss of materiel due to deterioration and expiration, addressed the shortage of trained medical materiel personnel, and expressed concern that some War Reserve Materiel requirements are identified but not yet funded. Recommendations were: (1) Operation Plans (OPLANS) should be used in developing resupply procedures, (2) Tables of Allowance (TA's) must be made current for modern warfare, (3) prepositioning and prestocking should be OPLAN specific, (4) the differences in perceptions as to the relative sensitivity of ATH's to surges must be resolved, (5) validated requests for WRM manpower additives must be approved, and (6) the Sets, Kits, and Outfits model developed by the Tri-Service DOD Deployable Medical Systems Standardization Project Should be considered for use in determining WRM requirements.

Descriptors :   *Hospitals, *Replenishment, *Medical supplies, Air transportation, Aerial delivery, Air Force planning, Air Force operations, Materiel, Models, Warfare, Military requirements, Theses

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE