The following steps were taken to analyze the cost difference between WWX and Air Mobility Command (AMC) SD.
Find the average WWX rate for each of the routes and each of the shipments.
Determine the total cost to move these shipments via both WWX and AMC/SD.
Then, the difference between the WWX shipping time and the AMC/SD shipping time for each theater was calculated.
WWX carriers charge a rate for each weight from 1 to 150 pounds.
The WWX process is more conducive to moving small shipments than is SDMI: simply package the shipment and give it to the carrier.
Overall, for WWX-eligible shipments (shipments weighing 150 pounds or less), the process and volume of shipments from air logistics centers to Ramstein and Spangdahlem favored using WWX over SDMI.
For WWX-eligible shipments, the Air Force should continue to use WWX to and from overseas locations.
The first major change is that the WWX contract was awarded globally.
WWX is now available to third party logistics (3PL) contractors and cost reimbursable contractors provided they are conducting business on behalf of the U.
While HAZMAT shipments are not considered a regular feature of WWX service, the new contract allows shippers to move HAZMAT if the carder accepts it as part of its normal commercial practice.
The shipper is now free to choose any of the approved WWX carders (DHL Worldwide Express, Federal Express, United Parcel Services) to ship to any location regardless of region, and the contract now includes access to services most often requested by shippers during the life of the first generation WWX.