Accession Number : ADA320449

Title :   Improved Visibility within the Air Force ITV System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wolford, Dean A.

PDF Url : ADA320449

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : Computers, information systems, and communication systems are being used in transportation, warehousing, order processing, materials management, and procurement. In every major US deployment, lack of visibility over units and shipments entering a theater of operation has limited the military's ability to effectively conduct operational plans. Current Department of Defense (DoD) initiatives provide some level of in-transit visibility (ITV), but are we effectively using quality tools to benchmark the successes within the commercial carrier industry? The purpose of this study is to address the ITV issues and concerns existing in the military and civil intermodal shippers. Projected benefits from this study will highlight the operating ideas that are needed to support a standardized DoD communications network system that works in harmony with its civilian counterpart.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *QUALITY, *VISIBILITY, *AIR TRANSPORTATION, *AIR FORCE PLANNING, *INFORMATION SCIENCES, MILITARY SUPPLIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPLOYMENT, INDUSTRIES, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, TOOLS, COMPUTERS, MATERIALS, PROCESSING, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, CARGO, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, BENEFITS, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, SHIPPING, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, BAR CODES.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE