Accession Number:

ADA339633

Title:

Re-Engineering Defense Logistics,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-10-24

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This document discusses the key principles for re-engineering our logistics system, which deal with supporting the warfighter. First and foremost, there is the need for logisticians, of every Service and Defense Agency, to establish and maintain a seamless partnership with the Departments warfighters. Re-engineering logistics support for the warfighter in the absence of this seamless partnership is a formula for failure. The logistics systems, processes organic capabilities, and inventories that developed over time support our cold war strategy reflected our warfighting strategy and - largely - the technology of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. At the conclusion of the cold war we found ourselves with too much of not the right stuff, outdated information management tools, and organic capabilities that didnt any reflect real need. The passing of the cold war and the strategy we embraced to fight it-if nothing else- demands a fundamental rethinking of our supporting logistics strategy and reengineering of our logistics systems, processes, capabilities and inventories.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE