Accession Number:

ADA364167

Title:

Sub-Optizaizing Logistics

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-03-13

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This paper focuses on methods for enhancing the current Army logistics system. It begins with a definition of optimization and then identifies current limitations within the logistics system. Four impacts of these limitations are discussed in detail as follows excess at the wholesale level, excess at the retail level, financial management, and pricingcredit policy. Four current initiatives to rectify these limitations are also presented. These initiatives are the Single Stock Fund, Global Combat Support System-Army, the Army Strategic Logistics Plan, and the Advanced Logistics Program. Two private sector supplyinformation systems used by Caterpillar and Wal-Mart are briefly examined. The paper concludes with a summary describing the current state of optimization and identifies four recommendations. These recommendations focus on providing more centralized control for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, immediately implementing the Single Stock Fund concept, closing the FORSCOM Materiel Management Center and implementing certain RAND study recommendations.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE