In Support of the Warfighter; Reinventing Marine Corps Inventory Management
RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA
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Marine Corps logistics has one overarching goal to provide effective and efficient support to the Marine warfighter. To further this goal, beginning in 1996, the Marine Corps Precision Logistics program targeted for improvement each of the critical links in the chain connecting the warfighter to requisite supplies. Working with analysts in RANDs National Defense Research Institute, initial efforts focused on improving the performance of supply and repair processes, thereby increasing overall warfighter readiness. More recently, the Marine Corps has initiated the Integrated Logistics Capability ILC Initiative to plan the next generation of core logistics processes and the supporting information technology infrastructure. In support of these efforts, RAND analysts have developed new ways to define repair parts inventories and to measure their performance. Retooling for the Logistics Revolution Designing Marine Corps Inventories to Support the Warfighter shows how the use of two innovative inventory management techniques can save money and increase customer satisfaction. The findings have direct application to any organization, military or civilian, that seeks to improve the performance of its supply inventory.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies