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dc.contributor.advisorGue, Kevin R.
dc.contributor.advisorGates, William R.
dc.contributor.authorSpratt, Scott M.
dc.dateDecember 1999
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-07T15:34:23Z
dc.date.available2012-09-07T15:34:23Z
dc.date.issued1999-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/13475
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis research examines the Air Force Aeromedical Evacuation, Patient Movement Items (PMI) Program. This thesis analyzes the primary question of cost savings or equipment deferment based on projected casualty rates. It uses a simple linear program, focused on minimizing beginning inventory, and maps an optimal order plan based on manufacturer capacity and lead time. This thesis suggest updating demand requirements for variability from projected demand using an exponentially weighted moving average calculation. This thesis illustrates that initial deferment can generate substantial savings. This thesis recommends increasing readiness capabilities and cost avoidance by implementing the deferment plan. This thesis recommends additional areas of further research to include consolidating patient movement and inventory tracking systems and utilizing advanced simulation software to determine medical requirements in theaters of operation. These initiatives, if analyzed more thoroughly, could provide DoD policy makers clearer insight for potential system-wide savings.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/aneconomicnalysi1094513475
dc.format.extentxiv, 119 p.en_US
dc.format.extent28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleAn economic analysis of the aeromedical evacuation, patient movement items programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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