equipment for the move. There are some tasks that should be taken care
of before you move. These include surveying the area to which you will
be moving, coordinated with an engineer unit, and developing a flow plan.
Area Survey. Go over the area where the supply point will be located.
Decide where to place the entire supply point. Choose an arrangement for
the FSSP that fits the situation and the terrain. Also, decide where you
want the truck parking, bulk storage (50,000-gallon collapsible tanks),
and bulk reduction storage areas and other bulk reduction equipment.
Coordinate Engineer Support. When you go to look over an area for the
first time, take a member of an engineer unit with you. After you choose
a site for each part of the supply point, you can give this information
to the engineers. With this information, the engineer unit can prepare
individual tank sites, remove underbrush from bulk reduction areas, clear
truck parking areas, and build an improved road through the site (if one
is needed). If you do not have engineer support, your unit needs to
prepare the site before you start setting up the equipment at the new
Develop a Flow plan.
After you select the specific sites for the parts
of the Class III supply point, develop a flow plan so that you do not
handle products and containers more than is needed. The flow plan
identifies steps which can be eliminated, combined, or changed to make
the operation more efficient. It can also show unnecessary delays in
handling and transporting. When developing the plan, consider the
location of bulk storage, packaged product storage, bulk reduction, and
can and drum cleaning areas.
Also consider the flow of traffic through
the supply point. Only one-way traffic should be permitted in the supply
point. Study the area, and make a flow plan before the supply point
moves to the new location.
PART C - SELECTION OF CLASS III SUPPLY POINT
Layout Design. Once the area has been declared safe for use by the
advance party and communication has been established with the main body,
actual site selection begins. In determining the layout of the system,
you should use some of the factors the commander used in making his site
selection such as:
Adequate space to provide storage space and truck parking requirements
for both your vehicles and your customer vehicles.
A good road net with at least one road running through your
operations. A good road is not a trail. A good road will hold up
under heavy traffic and will not turn into a mud trap when it rains.
Location is away from populated areas.
In addition to the above, you need to consider the following when you are
making your selection:
Use vacated forward sites or existing facilities if possible. Many
times you will be able to inherit a site that was previously occupied
by some other units. Usually they will leave behind improvements such