Applying Just-In-Time to Army Operations
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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In spite of the Armys draw down, the requirements on the logistics community have increased. These requirements include Stability and Support Operations in locations such as Somalia and Rwanda, disaster support for Hurricane Andrew and the Northridge earthquake, and support to forces in Bosnia and Kosovo. The common thread in all of these actions was the requirement to get supplies and repair parts to the soldier in a more efficient and expeditious manner. The Just-in-Time management philosophy is one of the possible methods to accomplish this requirement. The foundation for analyzing the application of Just-in-Time to Army operations includes a look at the history of Supply Chain Management and the history and development of Just-in-Time as an element of Supply Chain Management. The examination of Just-in-Time and its critical elements includes an analysis of commercial applications of JIT and actions within the Department of Defense and the Army to become more efficient. The missions of the 2lst Century logistics system include getting supplies to soldiers in more locations, with a smaller logistics footprint, and in a more expeditious manner.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies