Accession Number : ADA327322

Title :   Relocating DLA Stock at Closing and Deactivating Warehouses.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Coulombe, Pierre C.

PDF Url : ADA327322

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : In the past five years, the Base Realignment and Closure Commissions (BRAC) have ordered the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to close or deactivate 15-20 distribution centers. Consequently, DLA has been forced to relocate millions of items of wholesale stock to the remaining depots. Past relocation actions have placed most, if not all, displaced stock at one of the Primary Distribution Sites in Susquehanna, PA and at San Joaquin, CA without regard to the expected location of demand for that stock. We present a method for relocating stock that places stock near its expected demand points, thus reducing future delivery costs and logistics response time.

Descriptors :   *SUPPLY DEPOTS, *RELOCATION, *WAREHOUSES, DELIVERY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DISTRIBUTION, REACTION TIME, SITES, THESES, COSTS, STORAGE, LOGISTICS PLANNING, BASE CLOSURES, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, DEACTIVATION.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE