Accession Number : ADA545231


Title :   Focused Logistics: Putting Agility in Agile Logistics


Descriptive Note : monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Snow, Michael W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a545231.pdf


Report Date : 19 May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : This monograph describes the evolution of military logistics from 1994 to 2011 within the framework of the tenants of the Focused Logistics concept, assesses the effectiveness of the efforts to transform military logistics from a mass-based into a distribution-based logistics system, describes the implementation of enabling capabilities in support of operation in Afghanistan and Iraq, and finally, delineates the action necessary for the United States (US) military to implement a truly Agile Logistics system. Efforts to revolutionize the military logistics system will be viewed through the lens of Focused Logistics, the overarching Joint concept introduced in the mid-1990s in response to challenges identified as a result of logistics operations during the 1st Gulf War. Military leaders described this period as a Revolution in Military Logistics as they fundamentally changed supply policies, implemented emerging business processes, integrated advanced technologies, and validated enabling capabilities in support of expeditionary operations across the globe. The US military has succeeded in creating a robust distribution network that optimizes the tenets of Focused Logistics by leveraging the proven business processes and technologies available within the commercial sector. The military's logistics processes have evolved to meet the challenges presented by operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, however, operational and tactical logistic organizations lack key enabling capabilities, to include an integrated logistics information system, to maximize the capacity of the distribution system.


Descriptors :   *FREQUENCY AGILITY , *LOGISTICS PLANNING , IRAQ , UNITED STATES , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , POLICIES , COMMERCE , NETWORKS , DISTRIBUTION , VISIBILITY , PIPELINES , SUPPLIES , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY PLANNING , AFGHANISTAN , MILITARY OPERATIONS , GLOBAL


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE