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