Cost-benefit analysis of the Enhanced Transportation Service Program by Michael J. Atcheson

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This thesis is a cost-benefit analysis of the Enhanced Transportation Service (ETS) Program, which is a proposed initiative under the Marine Corps" "Precision Logistics" concept. The general focus of "Precision Logistics" is to provide the warfighter with the right thing, at the right place, at the right time, with the least amount of effort and cost. (Hamilton, 1996) The specific focus of the ETS Program is to utilize premium transportation service (i.e., next day air) to reduce order ship time (OST), which will result in lower stockage levels. The intent of this study was to determine if the benefit derived from reduced stockage levels outweighs the additional cost of air shipment. This is intended to be the first in a series of studies of the ETS program. The study was based on the requisitioning objective (RO) stockage level. A computer spreadsheet model of the RO formula was built and two Monte Carlo simulation runs conducted to determine if the ETS Program is cost effective. Results of the analysis suggest that the cost of premium transportation service is significantly less than the cost of additional inventory that would have to be carried if premium transportation were not utilized. Therefore, further research of the ETS Program is warranted. Recommendations on the direction of future studies are provided.

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