Accession Number : ADA562161


Title :   Logistics Integration: Closing the Gap


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL


Personal Author(s) : Capper, Keith A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a562161.pdf


Report Date : 18 May 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : Far too often well-intentioned operational plans are built on unrealistic assumptions of the logistics infrastructure. Oftentimes the joint logistics planner does not understand the interconnection of operational requirements and logistics requirements. Joint logistics planning requirements must effectively integrate with joint operational planning requirements to achieve future objectives. This thesis begins with background information on the establishment of the joint enterprise. Despite joint operations and joint logistics having evolved during campaigns in World War II and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the integration of operations and logistics planning has lagged behind. Research demonstrates specific disconnects in planning that occurred in 1944, and again in 2003, to make the case that operations and logistics integration need to be improved. Chapter 2 draws on the research to determine the methodology essentials for joint operations and joint logistics planning integration. An examination of current doctrine for logistics and operations provides a framework for integrating joint operations and joint logistics via doctrine. Chapter 3 identifies the Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Transportation Command as essential joint logistics components, and highlights their capability to support operations and logistics planners. Chapter 4 reflects on the integration failures that occurred during World War II and Iraqi Freedom and discusses how integration can better serve the joint force in the future.


Descriptors :   *INTEGRATION , *IRAQI WAR , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *LOGISTICS PLANNING , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *SECOND WORLD WAR , METHODOLOGY , MILITARY HISTORY , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , THESES


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE