Accession Number : ADA141838

Title :   Personal Property Movement and Storage Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Athay, R E ; Heard, T W

PDF Url : ADA141838

Report Date : Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Personal Property Movement and Storage program (PPMS) provides for the movement and storage of household goods belonging to the members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of DoD. The program is administered by the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC). This report deals with two concerns about the management of the PPMS program; one, whether the existing organizational arrangement is appropriate given integration of DoD surface transportation and traffic management into a single command to be known as the Military Traffic Command (MTC), and two, the state of unfavorable relations between MTMC and the household goods moving industry. The authors conclude that the PPMS program should remain within the proposed MTC structure. Alternative organizational arrangements were found to seriously reduce or eliminate the efficiencies of centralized administration that the PPMS program now enjoys under MTMC. The authors further conclude that the state of poor relations between the industry and MTMC are the result of the economic and regulatory environment in which the industry operates and the management strategies that MTMC is pursuing.

Descriptors :   *HOUSEHOLD GOODS, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION, MANAGEMENT, TRAFFIC, STRATEGY

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE