Accession Number : ADA194280

Title :   An Analysis of the Component Non-Unit Time-Phased Force Deployment Data (TPFDD) Process.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Meyer, Christopher M

PDF Url : ADA194280

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The joint operations planning system (JOPS) is a tool planners use during the deliberate planning process to produce a time-phased force deployment document. Often overlooked is the non-unit portion of this document. The non-unit data, as a rule, projects notional tonnages of various classes of supply for the sustainment of deployed forces. There is a distinct process that logistics planners follow to produce the data. This process is not totally understood by planners, but must be if planning is to be complete. This paper examines the non-unit process from the perspective of the Air Force component planner. This is accomplished by reviewing the JOPS development process. Following this review are proposals on ways to make the process more responsive in today's planning world.

Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, *REPLENISHMENT, AIR FORCE PLANNING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SCHEDULING, INFORMATION PROCESSING, DATA MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE