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Distribution Security – OU02-01

The objective of this project is to develop a Balance Between Material Flow Efficiency, Service Quality, and Security


Federal Aviation Administration Logistics Center

Research Team:

B. Mustafa Pulat, Steve Blue, Joe McClure

Universities Involved:

University of Oklahoma

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The objective of this project is to develop a balance between material flow efficiency, service quality, and security through a three phase approach:
Phase I: Interim Receiving/Distribution Process
Phase II: Total Supply Chain Look
Phase III: Longer-term Receiving/Distribution Process
The Federal Aviation Administration Logistics Center (FAA-LC) is responsible for field service support of the National Air Space, including depot repair and field service parts distribution for ground-based navigational electronics. The University of Oklahoma has provided ongoing assistance to the FAA-LC in optimization of distribution center material flows. Newly heightened security requirements mandate evaluation of supply chain material flows, under the multiple objectives of security, field service, and cost effectiveness. The initial focus will be on the center receival security screening processes. There is also a need to examine supply chain full-stream security requirements and options.