Accession Number : ADA188991

Title :   Procedures for and Analysis of Lost and Damaged Cargo within the Department of Defense.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Lapp, Joseph T

PDF Url : ADA188991

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : DOD moves a tremendous amount of cargo each year via commercial carriers--rail, water, truck and air. In the process, a portion of the cargo is lost or damaged. This thesis examines the legal basis for transportation claims, and the DOD system used to report and account for transportation claims. The thesis contains a statistical analysis of the number and dollar value of DOD claims submitted by each service. The analysis consisted of an interservice comparison and a comparison with commercial carriers. The results showed there is a significant difference among the services in how lost and damaged cargo is managed. Additional research is required to fully explain these differences, especially in the area of ocean carrier transportation. Keywords: Transportation discrepancies; Theses.

Descriptors :   *CARGO, *TRANSPORTATION, *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OCEANS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, THESES, WATER, DAMAGE

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE