Analysis of the global transportation network's potential for effecting strategic change in military logistics
Smart, James W.
Boger, Dan C.
Fields, Paul J.
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The purpose of this thesis is to determine if the United States Transportation Command's (USTRANSCOM) Global Transportation Network (GTN) Prototype provides the quality of information and capability for Department of Defense (DoD) managers to effect strategic change in day-to-day logistics that will result in cost savings for the U.S. Military. The concept of 'strategic change' with an information system is defined, and USTRANSCOM's objectives for the GTN and GTN Prototype are thoroughly reviewed. This research utilizes an extensive online examination of the current GTN Prototype to determine the quality of information available and its accessibility to users. This analysis concludes that the GTN Prototype provides the quality of information and capability for DoD managers to effect strategic change in the day-to-day logistics of transporting passengers and cargo moving overseas. However, the GTN Prototype is presently of limited value to users requiring transportation data on passengers and cargo moving within the continental United States.
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