Accession Number : ADA137387

Title :   A Contextual Analysis of the Combined Service: A Significant Component of the Military Sealift Command's Breakbulk Capability.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Earle,M R

PDF Url : ADA137387

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 252

Abstract : This thesis focuses on the Combined Service, a five ship scheduled breakbulk shipping operation, managed by the Military Sealift Command, Pacific. The object is to define the operation within the context of U.S. breakbulk requirements and worldwide breakbulk assets so as to provide a broader perspective to military decision makers. The research effort is directed at identifying major internal and external environmental factors impacting the Combined Service. Once these factors are addressed from a general perspective, their significance is specifically related to the Combined Service. The conclusion notes five trends observed throughout the analysis that should be considered when determining future utilization of limited U.S. breakbulk assets. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Logistics management, *Marine transportation, *Defense planning, Military requirements, Operational readiness, Merchant vessels, Cargo handling, Cooperation, Logistics, Management planning and control, Resource management, Decision making, Theses

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE