MTMC's direct booking initiative expands in scope.The direct booking of ocean carrier shipments via the Web is fast becoming more and more popular among MTMC MTMC Military Traffic Management Command (US DoD)
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The General Service Administration is about to rapidly boost the number of its direct booking ocean shipments.
At a Distribution Analysis Center work session May 13, General Service Administration officials said they will expand direct booking to two more of their largest centers. Direct booking will begin from the Burlington Township Burlington Township may refer to:
"We're looking at 50 to 80 containers a week from the two centers," said Darter. "These containers will be booked to the next ship."
Booking containers on the first available ship is one of the hallmarks of the Strategic Distribution Management Initiative, which seeks to speed military freight shipments.
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Defense Department, Department of Defense, DoD, United States Department of Defense, Defense - the federal department initiative. Before the initiative started, a large quantity of MTMC shipments missed one, and sometimes two, ship sailings.
Direct booking has its own speed. What formerly took 30 minutes now takes five on the Web.
General Service Administration began its direct booking participation Oct. 1 with its mid-Atlantic region located in
MTMC began a direct booking test March 1, 2001, with pilot transactions between CSX CSX Chessie Seaboard Multiplier (railroad transportation company)
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Since then, additional carriers and customers have been added. MTMC customers performing direct booking of their ocean shipments include: the Defense Depot San Joaquin San Joaquin (săn wäkēn`), river, c.320 mi (510 km) long, rising in the Sierra Nevada, E Calif., and flowing W then N through the S Central Valley to form a large delta with the Sacramento River near Suisun Bay, an arm of San Francisco Bay. , the Navy Exchange Service and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (or AAFES) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense. Its mission is to provide quality merchandise and services of necessity and convenience to authorized customers at uniformly low prices, and to generate reasonable .
In fiscal year 2001, there were 1,100 direct booking transactions, totaling $4 million, which involved four carriers and six shippers.
"This brings the General Service Administration into the same process as defense users and shippers," said Thomas Hicks Wikipedia has several articles on people named Thomas Hicks:
"This is one of many efforts MTMC is taking to get out of the middle between customers and carriers."
"The meeting showed that there was a strong consensus on the proposal between MTMC and its customers," said Curtis Moore, a Distribution Analysis Center action officer.
MTMC's immediate goal is to have 80 percent of ocean shipments booked directly via the Web, said Moore.
"The Integrated Booking System would still be available for 20 percent of the small shippers to use," said Moore.
"Direct booking gives customers control over bookings. They can book, change and cancel orders quickly."