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Logistics Management (NPS-LM)

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  • Publication
    US Navy Ships Food Service Divisions: Modernizing Inventory Management
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2010-05-31) Edwards, Stefan; James, Robert; Logistics Management (NPS-LM); Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Logistics Management; Graduate Student
    The Navy''s current inventory management procedures for receipt, inventory, stowage, and issue of provisions onboard ships have remained relatively unchanged for decades. Culinary Specialists are utilizing an antiquated and unreliable inventory management program (the Food Management System''FSM) developed in the 1990s, relying on hand-written receipts, and inventory and issue procedures to manage provisions across the Fleet. As a result of current practices, ships are experiencing an unusually high rate of inspection failures and poor inventory validities. Applying a strategic supply-chain management approach, we will describe current procedures, from receipt to issue of provisions, including collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. We will offer conclusions and recommendations on ways to substantially improve the overall process (e.g., improve inventory validities, reduce man-hours and improve the quality of life for Culinary Specialists).
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    Developing Systems in a Changing Environment: An Army Example
    (2005-05-01) Lucyshyn, William; Logistics Management (NPS-LM); Research and Sponsored Programs Office (RSPO); Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Acquisition Logistics; Other Research Faculty
    The first Gulf War revealed fundamental weaknesses in the Army''s vast and complex logistics network. These flaws led to a lack of timeliness and inefficiency in delivering supplies, repair parts, and equipment to the units that needed them. Recognizing the need to adopt the best practices of private-sector supply-chain management, the Department of Defense (DoD) and Army leaders began strategic planning efforts directed toward logistics reform. Principal targets for reform were the Army''s 30-year-old logistics information-management systems.
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    Lean Six Sigma for reduced cycle costs and improved readiness
    (Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-09-30) Apte, Uday; Kang, Keebom; Logistics Management (NPS-LM); Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Graduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
    In general, during the lifecycle of a weapon systems a significantly larger amount of money gets spent in operating and maintaining the system than acquiring it. Hence, efficient logistics systems, including transportation, inventory management, modifications and maintenance activities, are critically important for containing the lifecycle costs of weapon systems and for maintaining the highest level of military readiness given the extant fiscal constraints. This paper will describe Lean Six Sigma (LSS), a strategically important and proven logistics iniative for both reduced lifecycle costs and improved readiness. With aging weapon systems, the US Department of Defense is facing ever-increasing military expenses to maintain military readiness. Hence, the Department of Defense is keenly interested in implementing Lean Six Sigma in all the services. In this paper, we present an overview of Lean Six Sigma methodologies, describe Lean Six Sigma implementation with a focus on military applications and discuss managerial guidelines for successfully implementing Lean Six Sigma. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the issues that military planners should take into account in implementing Lean Six Sigma in the military.
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    Improving DoD Energy Efficiency: Combining MMOWGLI Social-Media Brainstorming With Lexical Link Analysis (LLA) to Strengthen the Defense Acquisition Process
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-04-01) Zhao, Ying; Brutzman, Don; MacKinnon, Douglas J.; Logistics Management (NPS-LM); Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Graduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP); Acquisition Research Program
    The research presented in this report was supported by the Acquisition Research Program of the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. To request defense acquisition research, to become a research sponsor, or to print additional copies of reports, please contact any of the staff listed on the Acquisition Research Program website (www.acquisitionresearch.net).
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    An Internal, Demand-Side Approach Toward Implementing Strategic Sourcing: Political, Legal, and Economic Considerations
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-04-01) Fallon, John; Reed, Timothy; Logistics Management (NPS-LM); Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Graduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP); Acquisition Research Program
    The research presented in this report was supported by the Acquisition Research Program of the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. To request defense acquisition research, to become a research sponsor, or to print additional copies of reports, please contact any of the staff listed on the Acquisition Research Program website (www.acquisitionresearch.net).
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    Investigating the Department of Defense's Implementation of Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
    (2006-04-01) Thomas, Christopher A.; Hernandez, Emeterio V.; Logistics Management (NPS-LM); Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Acquisition Logistics; Graduate Student
    The purpose of this report is to study the implementation process of passive RFID throughout the Department of Defense and determine whether or not the process explicitly or implicitly followed typical executive modeling formulas. It will also determine the problematic areas in the implementation of such an emerging technology and the best way to overcome those problems throughout an organization of the magnitude and complexity of the Department of Defense.
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    Pallet Management System: A Study of the Implementation of UID/RFID Technology for Tracking Shipping Materials within the Department of Defense Distribution Network
    (2008-08-01) Harris, Jeffrey S.; Worrell, Jeffrey S.; Logistics Management (NPS-LM); Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Acquisition Logistics; Graduate Student
    The purpose of this MBA project is to identify the typical pallet utilization for the Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin (DDJC) shipments to the Defense Distribution Depot San Diego (DDDC). That information will be used as the basis for suggesting a standardized reutilization management system for wood and non-wood pallets. This project will analyze the inclusion of Radio Frequency Identification and Unique Item Identification in conjunction with bar code technology for the improvement of asset visibility within the Department of Defense''s supply network.
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    Investigating the Department of Defense's Implementation of Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
    (2005-12-01) Hernandez, Emeterio V.; Thomas, Christopher A.; Logistics Management (NPS-LM); Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Acquisition Logistics; Graduate Student
    The purpose of this research is to investigate the implementation of the DoD's RFID mandate. Our research is based on the conjecture that all technologies emerge through either an explicit or implicit business process. Passive RFID implementation has not been managed strategically by OSD. Our aim is to interview key subject-matter experts from the Office of the Assistant Under Secretary of Defense Supply Chain Integration, Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency, the DoD''s Office of Logistics Automation Information Technology, the Product Manager Joint-automated Information Technology Office, and members of the Joint Staff Logistics Directorate as to where the implementation progress of RFID within the DoD is being challenged. Based on our findings, we will make recommendations on the most appropriate strategy for managing passive RFID implementation.
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    Naval Aviation Maintenance: A Case Study for Process Improvement
    (2006-12-01) Jafar, Eric; Mejos, Terence Noel C.; Yang, Chieh; Logistics Management (NPS-LM); Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Acquisition Logistics; Graduate Student
    This case is divided into two parts: Part A describes the J52-P408 engine repair process prior to the implementation of AIRspeed at the AIMD Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island (NASWI) J52 engine repair shop. Part B discusses the post-implementation of AIRSpeed and the use of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to eliminate non-value-added processes; the use of which resulted in increased productivity.
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    Lean Six Sigma for Reduced Cycle Costs and Improved Readiness
    (2006-09-01) Apte, Uday; Kang, Keebom; Logistics Management (NPS-LM); Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Acquisition Logistics; NPS Faculty
    In general, during the lifecycle of a weapon system a significantly larger amount of money gets spent in operating and maintaining the system than acquiring it. Hence, efficient logistics systems, including transportation, inventory management, modifications and maintenance activities, are critically important for containing the lifecycle costs of weapon systems and for maintaining the highest level of military readiness given the extant fiscal constraints. This paper will describe Lean Six Sigma (LSS), a strategically important and proven logistics initiative for both reduced lifecycle costs and improved readiness. With aging weapon systems, the US Department of Defense is facing ever-increasing military expenses to maintain military readiness. Hence, the Department of Defense is keenly interested in implementing Lean Six Sigma in all the services. In this paper, we present an overview of Lean Six Sigma methodologies, describe Lean Six Sigma implementations with a focus on military applications, and discuss managerial guidelines for successfully implementing Lean Six Sigma. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the issues that military planners should take into account in implementing Lean Six Sigma in the military.