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Modeling Department of Defense controlled atmosphere transshipments for forward deployed forces

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Authors
Cochrane, Douglas F.
Lawson, Catherine L.
Subjects
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Transportation
Shipments
Advisors
Kerber, Jim
Feitler, Jane
Date of Issue
1998-03
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The objective of this thesis is to explore the cost savings, product quality improvement, and process efficiencies that can be realized by the integrated design and application of an innovative logistics system for the purchase and transshipment of fresh fruits and vegetables (FFV) to forward deployed units. The expanding global marketplace, strategic partnerships with private industry, aggressive utilization of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology, and an aggregate understanding of the logistics pipeline process will enable the Department of Defense (DoD) logistician to provide the customer with a wider variety of fresher, higher quality product, while exploiting monetary savings through competitive pricing, lower transportation costs, and reduced product handling losses and damage. The aggressive application of this process can result in the wholesale shift of the current operational paradigm with regards to the support of forward deployed forces, from the sea. Combat Logistic Forces will have increased flexibility for scheduling and ultimately expand their operational capability, remaining at sea for longer periods of time, carrying more product, and better serving the warfighter. A summary of findings is provided with recommendations for further research into specific applications of technologies, training, and existing processes
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Systems Management
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Naval Postgraduate School
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x, 156 p.;28 cm.
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