Accession Number : ADA601104


Title :   Leveraging Science and Technology to Improve Logistics


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Chestnut, Melissa D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601104.pdf


Report Date : 05 Apr 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : The changing global security environment, impending fiscal constraints and the requirement for the US military to maintain combat effectiveness has resulted in logistical limitations at the operational and tactical levels. The US military must be able to fight any type of conflict (e.g., conventional or unconventional), and the requisite support must be available to maintain these forces. As logistics systems are developed, science and technology must be leveraged to sustain combat forces regardless of the type of contingency, terrain and dispersion of forces. Automated Identification Technology provides the commander with the ability to track the location of supplies on the battlefield. Sense and Respond Logistics ensures the commander only receives needed supplies at the right time. An integrated logistics system links logistical requirements at the component level and supports the commander in the decision-making process. The unmanned logistics systems have the added benefit of minimizing casualties and eventually reducing costs. These important technological advances in logistical systems will effectively support any future contingency and maintain combat effectiveness, while still reducing costs and minimizing US casualties.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , COST REDUCTION , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , UNMANNED


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE