Accession Number : ADA307407

Title :   CCP Billing Alternatives Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

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Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : On behalf of DoD, the Defense Logistics Agency operates consolidation and containerization points (CCPs) at Defense Depot Susquehanna, PA and at Defense Depot San Joaquin, CA. These CCPs receive freight from other defense depots and consolidate it into seavans and ALOC (Air Lines of Communication) pallets for overseas shipments. The CCPs process shipments initiated by the military services and other agencies, such as the General Services Administration (GSA). The costs of operating the CCPs are supposed to be reimbursed under the principles of the Defense Business Operations Fund (DBOF). Under DBOF, costs are to be paid by the users of the service. Currently CCP processing costs are being paid out of the DBOF general fund and are not billed to specific customers. The study investigated the best mechanism for billing CCP processing costs to the user or customer. The proposed billing mechanism was to be feasible, cost-effective and in line with DoD accounting practices. CCP operations, automated systems and accounting systems were studied with particular attention to the availability and reliability of data for billing. Primary attention was given to the DSS (Distribution Standard System) used in operating the CCPs. Billing practices used by other DoD components for consolidation services were investigated.

Descriptors :   *ACCOUNTING, *COST ANALYSIS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, MILITARY SUPPLIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY STANDARDS, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, SUPPLY DEPOTS, INVENTORY CONTROL, SHIPPING, STOCKPILES, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE