Accession Number : ADA305681

Title :   Logistical Analysis of Convenience Food Substitution in a Typical Navy Menu for a Wasp-Class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Sep 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Personal Author(s) : Saraf, Sampat ; Evangelos, Kathy-Lynn ; Hill, Brian M.

PDF Url : ADA305681

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The substitution of convenience foods for selected recipes in a typical Navy menu on an Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) can result in logistical benefits if the substitution strategy is designed and implemented properly. Upon analysis of data in the Convenience Foods Database of the Convenience Food Logistics Model, it was found that main entrees and side dishes offer the greatest potential for achieving logistical benefits for the ship and menu studied through convenience food substitution. In addition, desserts can provide some small benefits in terms of labor requirements, but with an increase in freezer storage requirements. Substitutions for breakfast entrees, breakfast side dishes, breads and appetizers can provide only limited benefits as a degree of 'convenience' substitution already exists in current menus for these recipe categories. This is one of four reports related to this effort. The others are: 'Convenience Food Logistics Model - Design,' Miller, J., Saraf, S. Ph.D., and Evangelos, K., NATICK/TR-96/0l6; 'Convenience Food Logistics Model - User's Manual,' Miller, J., and Evangelos, K., NATICK/TR-96/017; and 'Analysis of the Impact of Convenience Foods on Navy Food Service,' Evangelos, K., Adams, S., Dr.PH, RD, Short, P. et al., NATICK/TR-96/0l9.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS, *AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIPS, *CONVENIENCE FOODS, DATA BASES, USER MANUALS, REQUIREMENTS, STRATEGY, MODELS, NAVY, REPORTS, FREEZING, DESSERTS, MEALS, SUBSTITUTES, SIDES, LABOR, STORAGE, BENEFITS, FOOD, MENU, FOOD SERVICE.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE