Accession Number : ADA298247

Title :   Reducing Transportation Billing Problems; A Review of MILSTAMP Proponency.

Descriptive Note : Idea paper,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Braun, Mary C.

PDF Url : ADA298247

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : In 1992, the United State Transportation Command mission was expanded from war-time transportation operations to war- and peace-time transportation operations. The focus was on training, and, in the transfer, responsibilities for policy and procedures development and guidance, and message distribution did not change. These responsibilities remain within the Logistics business arena. Among these responsibilities lies the proponency for MILSTAMP (Military Standard Transportation and Movement Procedures) regulations which prescribe procedures for preparing shipments so that transporters might be able to determine who the customers are who should be billed for transportation services. These procedures directly affect the bottom line of the Transportation business enterprise area--they affect customer billing, therefore receivables and collections, rates and cash flow. Significant unbillable receivables within the transportation component commands are due, in part, to the complex procedures prescribed in MILSTAMP. If the CINC TRANS has to certify financial statements which attest to the condition of the Transportation business enterprise for which he is responsible, he should also have the capability to prescribe policy and procedures which directly relate to the operations of his business. To this end, USTRANSCOM should receive proponency for publication of MILSTAMP and centralized distribution of MILSTAMP related messages from the Defense Logistics Management Standards Office of the Defense Logistics Agency. (AN)

Descriptors :   *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, CARGO VEHICLES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ACCOUNTING, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, MILITARY STANDARDS, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, AIR TRANSPORTATION, SHIPPING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE