Accession Number : ADA324463

Title :   Applicability of Subsistence Prime Vendor to Contingency Rations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Bailey, David B.

PDF Url : ADA324463

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The research objective of this thesis is to assess how the Prime Vendor program can provide the military with an exceptional distribution and inventory control method in the event of a contingency. Precisely how wartime resupply will occur is an unresolved issue in current contingency plans. The idea of outsourcing operations (through Prime Vendor) that do not add 'value' to the military enterprise has merit. However, with the introduction of commercial suppliers, the military will still retain control over logistics systems established in hostile conflict zones. Training and logistics interfaces between military personnel and civilian distribution systems will be critical to both the ability to resupply and to forecast demand.

Descriptors :   *INVENTORY CONTROL, *RATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, CONTROL SYSTEMS, EMERGENCIES, DISTRIBUTION, INTERFACES, FORECASTING, THESES, VENDORS, LOGISTICS PLANNING, REPLENISHMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE