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AN ANALYSIS OF CLASS II SUPPLIES REQUISITIONS IN THE KOREAN ARMY’S ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPLY

THESIS Cho, Min Cheol, Captain, Korea Army AFIT/GLM/ENS/09-04

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AIR UNIVERSITY AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

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The views expressed in this thesis are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, or the United States Government.

AFIT/GLM/ENS/09-04

AN ANALYSIS OF CLASS II SUPPLIES REQUISITIONS IN THE KOREAN ARMY’S ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPLY

THESIS

Presented to the Faculty Department of Operational Sciences Graduate School of Engineering and Management Air Force Institute of Technology Air University Air Education and Training Command In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Logistics Management

Cho, Min Cheol Captain, Korea Army

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; DISTRIBUTION UNLIMITED.

AFIT/GLM/ENS/09-04

AN ANALYSIS OF CLASS II SUPPLIES REQUISITIONS IN THE KOREAN ARMY’S ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPLY

Cho, Min Cheol Captain, Korea Army

Approved:

____________________________________ Lt Col Bradley E. Anderson, USAF (Chairman)

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____________________________________ Dr. Martha C. Cooper (Member)

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AFIT/GLM/ENS/09-04 Abstract Timely supply support is critical to sustaining military readiness and operations. In order to improve user satisfaction and to ensure supply support in a timely manner, the supply management paradigm is changing from supplier (supporting unit) focused management to customer (combat unit) focused management. This research focuses on improvements to the requisition process in Organizational Supply to reduce Customer Wait Time (CWT) in the Korean Army Supply Chain (KASC). The causes leading to requisition problems in seven key areas of Organizational Supply were examined, and seventeen solutions for the problems were suggested. Solutions that can be executed immediately without cost and expert’s aid are emphasized. Solutions related to information technology, such as developing a Web based system, were strongly recommended. To reduce requisition processing time in the KASC, the Requisition Management Program was developed and suggested. It can be applied to current requisition tasks, and it would be a useful tool to reduce time and effort to manage requisitions in Organizational Supply.

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AFIT/GLM/ENS/09-04 Dedication

My Country, Republic of Korea, and the Korean Army

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Acknowledgments

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my advisor, Lt Col Bradley E. Anderson, for your continued support and encouragement throughout this thesis effort. Your wisdom and guidance gave me great inspiration. Particularly, I would like to thank him for all your help in patiently and carefully correcting this thesis manuscript. I am also grateful to Dr. Martha A. Cooper, for reviewing my work and for your valuable comments. Your knowledge and suggestions truly enhanced the quality of this thesis. To my classmates, it has been a delight and an opportunity to know and work with you. Best wishes to you all for bliss and success in the future. Most importantly, I would like to give special thanks to my beautiful wife for her love, devotion, patience and support during the past eighteen months. To my lovely son, precious gift, I love you all more than you could ever know, and I am so proud of you. I am sure you will be a brilliant person. Finally, I would like to acknowledge my mother-in-law, father-in-law, mother, father, and sisters. There are not enough words to say thanks. Their belief and support gave me courage to complete this long journey successfully.

Min Cheol Cho

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