Domestic Disasters and Geo-Spatial Technology for the Defense Logistics Agency

Report Number: NPS-LM-14-204

Series: Logistic Management

Category: Disaster Response

Report Series: Sponsored Reports

Authors: Amanda Nerg and Kristie Stuckenschneider

Title: Domestic Disasters and Geo-Spatial Technology for the Defense Logistics Agency

Published: 2014-12-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2014/NPS-LM-14-204.pdf

Keywords: Geographic Information System (GIS); Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to analyze the use of a Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The report found four common areas for improvement in Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief response. This report explored how using a GIS in disaster response could alleviate these common problem areas. This report also used an optimization model to analyze DLA quantitative fuel distribution data. This report used Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) Spreadsheet Solver and Esri Maps for Microsoft Office to determine the optimal route each fuel truck should take to meet every location