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Assessment of the USCENTCOM Medical Distribution Structure

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Authors
Wesler, William IV
Yoho, Keenan D.
Robbins, Marc
Peltz, Eric
Van Roo, Ben D.
Resnick, Adam C.
Harper, Ronald E.
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Date of Issue
2012
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RAND
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Abstract
This study examined whether there is a less costly medical distribution structure for U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) that would maintain or improve performance. The assessment considered five options, evaluating the likely performance and cost implications as well as any effects on related nondistribution activities. The first option is the status quo of supporting USCENTCOM from a combination of U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Southwest Asia (USAMMC-SWA), located in Qatar, and U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe (USAMMCE), located in Germany. The second option is to support USCENTCOM directly from the continental United States (CONUS) prime vendor support with shipments sent through the Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, Pennsylvania (DDSP) containerization and consolidation point (CCP). The third option is to stock medical materiel at the nonmedical distribution depot in Kuwait instead of separately in Qatar. The fourth option would be to support USCENTCOM solely from USAMMCE. The fifth is to increase the breadth of stocks at USAMMC-SWA so that it could provide almost all direct support to USCENTCOM customers.
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Article
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Report
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Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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United States Army
United States Army
Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Research Materiel Command.
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United States Army under Contract No. W74V8H-06-C-0001.
United States Army under Contract No. W74V8H-06-C-0001.
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116 p.
Citation
William Welser, I. V., et al. "Assessment of the USCENTCOM medical distribution structure." Rand health quarterly 2.2 (2012).
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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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