The Indian Ocean transportation channels--a review of the air logistics information available to the end-user Supply Officer

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Authors
Bradshaw, Richard N.
Subjects
Indian Ocean logistics
Air logistics
Air freight forwarding
Advisors
Creighton, John W.
Date of Issue
1985-12
Date
December 1985
Publisher
Language
en_US
Abstract
The main source of transportation information concerning Indian Ocean logistic channels is contained in widely dispersed manuals and not tied together so that an end-user Supply Officer deploying to the area can understand how material is to reach him in accordance with UMMIPS standards. In addition, an explanation of the use of international air freight forwarding is even more difficult to find. This study reviews various sources of transportation information for the benefit of an end-user Supply Officer onboard a Naval vessel which may be deployed to the Indian Ocean, and who will have need for knowledge of how material will reach him in accordance with established directives and the UMMIPS time standards. This study highlights the air logistic channels in use to the Indian Ocean with emphasis on the use of the international air freight forwarder. The author's conclusion is that Navy publications, directives, instructions, and briefings need to be updated to reflect the methods and procedures for using the air freight forwarders services and the transportation channels in use. This knowledge needs to be disseminated to the end-user Supply Officers to help them decide whether air freight forwarding will meet or exceed the UMMIPS time standards when ordering materials.
Type
Thesis
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Series/Report No
Department
Department of Administrative Sciences
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
Sponsors
Funder
Format
78 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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