Shipment Planning, Continued
CAP is the method of planning used to respond to emergency conditions in
support of U.S. interests. It occurs in response to specific situations as they occur.
It may involve the revision of an existing plan or the creation of a new one.
A movement program is a command directive prepared by the TAMCA, MCC
and MCO. The movement program supports the commander's priorities by
establishing what requirements can be resourced given available logistics assets,
units and infrastructure. The movement program serves as authority to commit
transportation assets. It authorizes the movement control teams (MCT) to issue
transportation movement releases (TMR).
The seven basic steps involved in developing the movement program are:
The distribution pattern is a complete logistic picture showing the locations of
supply, maintenance, and transportation activities. It is a tool by which planners
know where support should normally flow and where it may be diverted.
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