Accession Number:

AD0738045

Title:

Logistics and Technology: Some Thoughts About Future Military Implications,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The paper examines the impact of new technology in terms of future beyond current five-year forecasts military operations to anticipate requirements and applications. The discussion focuses on two approaches for assessing the impact of new technology on logistics The voluntary accommodation of technology to facilitate the logistics process. Examples of such new technology include higher-speed communications, improved packaging techniques, comprehensive information systems, and improved materiel-handling equipment. Secondly, the forced response of the logistics system to support new technology, such as telemechanisms, space systems, and laser devices. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE