Performance analysis of the United States Marine Corps War Reserve Materiel program process flow

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Authors
Campbell, Nathan A.
Helwig, Luke S.
Sweet, Spencer D.
Subjects
LOGCOM
process flow analysis
Six Sigma
Program Evaluation and Review Technique
war reserve
Advisors
Dahel, Eddine
Doerr, Kenneth H.
Date of Issue
2016-12
Date
Dec-16
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This MBA professional report explores the historical performance of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) War Reserve Materiel (WRM) Process Flow, specifically during the time building up to the initial invasion of Iraq (2003) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Managed by USMC Logistics Command (LOGCOM), the ability of the WRM Program to rapidly deliver equipment and supplies in support of major contingency operations is critical to the given USMC mission. Using historical data from January through March 2003, this project is specifically focused on the processes and procedures that take place within LOGCOM to identify, procure, package and ship when an item is requested but not maintained in the WRM inventory. By conducting a process analysis and using computer modeling, our recommendations are focused on improving efficiency and reducing lead time in an effort to better support future contingencies.
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Description
MBA Professional Report
Department
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
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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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