Original Date: 09/15/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Storage Plan
In 1992, large quantities of retrograde ammunition from Europe and southwest Asia were being received at Tooele Army Depot (TEAD). At that time, the Depot had two empty storage sites. Although it had adequate storage space throughout the ammunition area, TEAD realized there was no control over placement of receipts for consolidation according to types of ammunition or location of facilities. In effect, no storage plan existed.
Keeping the need for improvement in mind (e.g., storing like commodities together to gain maximum utilization), TEAD began a storage strategy by implementing a vast rewarehousing effort and redefining the process to gain control of receipts. TEAD designated different blocks of storage sites for different types of ammunition. Fast moving items are stored in close proximity to the Less than TruckLoad (LTL) shipping facility. Like commodities are stored in the same storage block, reducing time frames for consolidating shipments. The plan has been fully communicated to the workforce in the ammunition area, thus ensuring buy-in to the plan.
By organizing the storage of ammunition in more than two million square feet of storage space, TEAD realized the inherent cost savings that come with a good storage plan. TEAD optimized the use of limited rewarehousing funds, and managed the storage of receipts to accomplish its plan.
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