A Concept for the Management of Readiness
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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The following are among the reports major conclusions for readiness management in DoD 1 Inconsistency and ambiguity in the use of the word readiness and associated terms can be reduced through promulgation of a readiness taxonomy and list of formal definitions 2 Coordination of readiness management efforts and of readiness-related resource allocation and policy decisions can be improved through assignment of responsibility for readiness management to specific offices and individuals with top-level visibility 3 In general, since no single measure of readiness captures the total meaning of the definition of readiness, a combination or vector of measures is required in evaluating readiness-related resource allocation and policy decisions 4 Models currently used or under development offer great potential for resource allocation decisions 5 Rigorously designed and analyzed readiness exercises are potentially valuable sources of information for identifying specific readiness deficiencies and 6 Development of a policy-level decision support system for readiness management requires that information available from the various sources be meticulously structured in terms of force types, weapons systems, and missions stocks and flows of materiel and personnel and appropriately aggregated resource categories.
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