Accession Number : AD1015737


Title :   Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services as a Supply Source: A DoD-Wide Opportunity


Descriptive Note : Journal Article


Corporate Author : DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA FT BELVOIR United States


Personal Author(s) : Leon,Nathanael ; Paulson,Todd ; Ferrer,Geraldo


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=AD1015737


Report Date : 01 Jul 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services (DDS)provide centralized disposal management of excess and surplus military property. An important component of its mission is the reutilization of excess equipment within the military services to prevent wasteful purchases within the Department of Defense. This research analyzes the extent to which the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is implementing reutilization through DDS as a source of supply. The results and recommendations of this study will enable decision makers within the USMC and the Defense Logistics Agency to address institutional and systemic obstacles to maximize reutilization. Some of the lessons learned herein may be useful to all the military services, resulting in more value from their operations and maintenance budgets through reutilization.


Descriptors :   logistics , inventory control , marine corps , military supplies , supply depots , lessons learned


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE