The business of supporting a globally dispersed naval force is fraught with challenges and complexity. Services for warships of differing mission and size must be sourced and provided at ports all over the world. U.S. Navy ships use a formatted report called a Logistics Requisition (LOGREQ) to acquire those necessary services. The unconnected nature of the stakeholders that own specific portions of the process increases complexity as well, which include NAVSUP, Numbered Fleets, and Type Commanders (TYCOMs). The objectives of this thesis are to analyze the LOGREQ process in its current implementation and make recommendations that will foster standardized procedures across the Fleets, improve customer service to the deployed ships, provide cost controls for the TYCOMs, and facilitate increased communication among all LOGREQ participants. Beginning in 2009, NAVSUP introduced new initiatives and IT tools aimed at improving the LOGREQ experience for customer ships and service providers. Current LOGREQ procedures, NAVSUP initiatives, TYCOM policies and Naval Warfare Development Command guidelines were reviewed for alignment and consistency. Recommendations from that analysis include formally adopting language from NTTP 3-54M \"Operations Security\", updating the TYCOM Port Visit Cost Reporting requirements, detailed upgrades to the LogSSR website and modifying Contracting Officer Representative duties.
Euske, Kenneth J. Matthews, Danny G.
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
Naval Postgraduate School
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