Accession Number : ADA289871

Title :   An Analysis of the Order Cycle at Coast Guard Supply Center Curtis Bay, Maryland. How to Measure Customer Service.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Leonard, Michael F.

PDF Url : ADA289871

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : This thesis examines the Coast Guard's logistics system giving particular emphasis to the order cycle at Coast Guard Supply Center Curtis Bay, MD (SCCB). This analysis is based on a review of applicable literature, field interviews, and data gained through SCCB's data base. A review of SCCB's order cycle was conducted to identity potential elements that could be streamlined for efficiency and improved to increase the level of customer service. The review revealed SCCB's inability to track a requisition throughout the the cycle process, primarily after an item has been shipped. Without proper tracking requirements, SCCS is incapable of establishing a policy for measuring its performance. This thesis proposes that SCCB must track and assume responsibility for each requisition from receipt until delivery (cradle to grave). SCCB's mission is to provide the fleet with high quality items, at competitive prices, and as rapidly as possible to minimize customer service. In order to improve SCCB's overall performance, the Coast Guard must establish a policy that sets a benchmark level of customer service, allow SCCB to track a requisition from cradle to grave, require a warehouse to acknowledge receipt for a shipment, and promulgate uniform receipt and support procedures.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *MILITARY SUPPLIES, *COAST GUARD EQUIPMENT, DATA BASES, REQUIREMENTS, MARYLAND, COMPETITION, TRACKING, THESES, CYCLES, COSTS, SUPPLY DEPOTS, STANDARDS, WAREHOUSES, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE