Accession Number : ADA182950

Title :   Enhanced DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) Distribution System (EDDS) Analysis,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Myers,Charles F

PDF Url : ADA182950

Report Date : Feb 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This report documents an analysis of the proposed Enhanced DLA Distribution System (EDDS). concept involves the collection of small vendor shipments destined to DLA depots at a designated point within the United States for consolidation and shipment, in truckload lots, to the consignee depot. Savings are expected to accrue based on the difference between the cost of vendors making small shipments direct to the consignee depot and the cost to ship under the EDDS consolidation concept. The analysis compared the current system of inbound vendor shipping practices to the proposed EDDS concept using a computer model and historical vendor contract data for a one-year period. A comparison of the costs of both shipping methods was made and showed a savings, under the EDDS concept, of approximately $14 million for one year. Several benefits and problem areas of the EDDS concept were addressed. A recommendation that EDDS be adopted for DLA inbound vendor traffic was made.

Descriptors :   *SHIPPING, *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, COMPARISON, COSTS, SUPPLY DEPOTS, CARGO, TRANSPORTATION, VENDORS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SHIPS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, SAVINGS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE