Accession Number : ADA301367

Title :   Evaluation of the Management of the Department of Defense's Wholesale Ammunition Stockpile.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Rega, David J.

PDF Url : ADA301367

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This research solicited expert opinions regarding how well the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition (SMCA) manages the DoD wholesale ammunition stockpile. Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, as well as members of the SMCA, were surveyed twice. The first survey contained four statements, each referring to a different area of responsibility for the SMCA. These four areas of responsibility were SMCA storage of ammunition, SMCA demilitarization of ammunition, SMCA tiering program for depots, and SMCA customer support. The respondents were asked to provide positive and negative aspects for each area, as well as recommendations for improvements. The second survey sought to revalidate and summarize the expert opinions provided in the first survey regarding problem areas or areas for improvement. By evaluating how the respondents responded to each statement or question on the second survey, conclusions were drawn as to what the experts believed were the positive and negative aspects of the SMCA, as well as areas the experts believed could be improved. The study concluded that SMCA does well storing ammunition and managing demilitarization, that the tiering plan, conceptually, is a good idea and that SMCA customer satisfaction is an area that requires additional attention.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *AMMUNITION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY FACILITIES, EFFICIENCY, THESES, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, SUPPLY DEPOTS, SURVEYS, INVENTORY CONTROL, DEMILITARIZATION, STORAGE, STOCKPILES.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE