Accession Number : ADA420180


Title :   Outsourcing Operational Logistics: Buyer Beware


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Woody, Lamont


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a420180.pdf


Report Date : 16 May 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : One of the key tasks from U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld to his Service Chiefs is to reduce DOD's overall logistic cost and footprint while transforming the warfighter-to-logistics (tooth-to-tail) force structure. As business strategies emerge to support the ever-changing military environment, planners and strategists must reapportion savings from support and infrastructure budgets to warfighting and modernization. Future Service Chiefs will rely more heavily on military contractors to provide technical specialists and force augmentation throughout the joint theater of operations. Along with a Joint Logistics Commander, war planners must fully incorporate private military support to the JFC's war plan while mitigating risk. These leaders should apply historical examples as well as service core competencies, legal aspects, resource availability, and force protection issues associated with civilian contractors operating in the joint theater of operations. Focused Logistics is file operational concept of Joint Vision 2020 designed to provide a clear conceptual framework to access logistics initiatives from America's private industry specific areas which Service outsource committees should immediately consider as candidates for outsourcing include: sea and air port logistics and force projection operations; intermediate staging base and theater reception


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *CONTRACTORS , *MILITARY BUDGETS , *CONTRACTED SERVICES , *OUTSOURCING , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MILITARY STRATEGY , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , BATTLEFIELDS , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , MILITARY MODERNIZATION , SPECIALISTS , INFRASTRUCTURE


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE