To create an integrated distribution system, Joint Publication 4-01.3 recommends assigning responsibility to the Joint Movement Center
, recently replaced by the JDDOC.
During a recent major exercise a player stated, "Logistics controllers for the Joint Movement Center
and AFFOR J-4 along with log players from the C/JFACC J-4 and Air Mobility Division used it throughout the exercise.
The Joint Movement Center
plans, apportions, allocates, coordinates, and de-conflicts transportation by developing a theater movement plan that meshes inter-theater movements with their reception and onward transportation to the final destination.
The MCT's mission included joint movement center
(JMC) request prioritization and container management.
As a result, USTRANSCOM, in its role as the Secretary of Defense-designated distribution process owner (DPO), in concert with USCENTCOM, DLA, and Army Materiel Command, developed the DDOC concept based upon the Joint movement center
concept in order to improve the overall theater distribution system.
The organization responsible for managing these movements through Europe, as well as the movement of EUCOM-based forces, is the Joint Movement Center
(JMC) located in Stuttgart, Germany.