Assessing the Army's movement control capability as it relates to achieving total asset visibility
Boyd, Keenan B.
University of Wisconsin--Stout
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The purpose of this paper was to identify and assess the role of Army Movement Control organizations as it relates to providing Total Asset Visibility of supplies and equipment traversing the battlefield. Movement control is defined as the dual process of committing allocated transportation assets and regulating movements according to command priorities to synchronize the distribution flow over lines of communication to sustain land forces Total asset visibility is achieved through the integration of Joint and Army sustainment processes and intransit visibility systems. Army Movement Control organizations lack a critical capability needed to achieve total asset visibility in an operational environment. The automated information technology systems employed by these organizations lack interoperability and interconnectivity to attain total asset visibility of personnel and equipment moving across the battlespace. The Capability Based Assessment process was used to analyze the current Movement Control capability of the Army to identify any lack of operational capability and how it would affect the overall operation.