Accession Number : ADA195580

Title :   Depot Traffic Analysis; Fiscal Year 86.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Dec 87,

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

Personal Author(s) : Fanelli, Joseph ; Sova, James J

PDF Url : ADA195580

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This report documents an analysis of DLA Depot Traffic for FY 86. Summary statistics for FY 86 are compared with similar data for FY 84 and FY 85 to determine the effect that the Guaranteed Traffic Program has had on transportation cost reductions. The data are compared based on both current dollar value and FY 84 dollars. For the purpose of this study, FY 84 data were considered as the baseline. Significant cost reductions from FY 84 to both FY 85 and Fy 86 were noted. In terms of Fy 84 dollars, there was an approximate $20 million cost reduction for FY 86. These savings are attributed to the lower rates negotiated under the Guaranteed Traffic Program and the associated increase in average weight per shipment and decrease in the total number of shipments. Cost reduction achieved under the Guaranteed Traffic Program have significantly contributed to DLA's overall traffic management effectiveness. This program should be continued and expanded where possible. Efforts for greater consolidation should continue to be stressed. In addition, the study recommends that small air parcel rates be examined for possible additional cost reductions. (kr)

Descriptors :   *SUPPLY DEPOTS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, COSTS, GUARANTEES, LOW RATE, MANAGEMENT, REDUCTION, TRAFFIC, TRANSPORTATION

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE