Industrial Mobilization Planning for Logistics Support,
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON DC
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Industrial mobilization planning, long neglected in the Department of Defense, has received much attention since the Deputy Secretary issued Industrial Base Preparedness Guidance two years ago. The emphasis has been on production of major weapon systems and munitions. Many aspects of logistics support continue to be neglected. For example, the Military Department requirements for maintenance and spare parts to support mobilization have not been specified, nor have defense industry requirements for energy, transportation, construction, or skilled civilian manpower. By even the most optimistic projections, increased production in an emergency would be insufficient to compensate for current shortfalls in war reverse stocks. Some of the deficiencies in industrial mobilization planning can be corrected unilaterally by the ASDMIL. Other remedial actions must be taken jointly with the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies