Accession Number : ADA326686

Title :   Should USTRANSCOM Own It All?

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUIS ITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Cordell, Richard A.

PDF Url : ADA326686

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The U.S. logistics system is not as capable as it is designed to be and therefore unnecessarily confines the operational limits of future campaigns. The organizational structure of our transportation system is sluggish, unreliable, and expensive because it is fragmented and inefficient. It consists of multiple transportation entities and agencies made up of separate services and commands each with responsibilities for individual modal and service commitments and functions operating in a vertical or stovepiped fashion. This stovepiped organizational structure causes unnecessary redundancies and extra layers of bureaucracy which increase costs, slow the process down, and make the system less reliable. This Graduate Research Project (GRP) begins by examining the creation and history of USTRANSCOM to lay the foundation for what was expected of it as a unified command and help explain why it has failed to meet those expectations. It also discusses the indicators of USTRANSCOM's inefficiency and ineffectiveness while highlighting and investigating the causes. This GRP discusses the alternative of putting the ITO/IMO and theater airlift under the organizational control of USTRANSCOM; and consolidating the headquarters functions of AMC, MSC, and MIMC. Finally this GRP recommends consolidating the above organizational elements under the organizational structure of USTRANSCOM.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, MOBILITY, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COMBAT READINESS, INVENTORY CONTROL, AIR TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS PLANNING, INVENTORY ANALYSIS, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, RAPID DEPLOYMENT.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE