Accession Number:

ADA415080

Title:

The Army Material Requirements Generation Process: A Process in Need of Change

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The Army has failed to transform the materiel requirements determination process during the post-Cold War drawdown. A series of evolutionary changes to the process has resulted in a dysfunctional system that is overly complicated, duplicative and executed by an understaffed workforce. As a result, the intent of the Chief of Staff of the Army to transform the Army is hamstrung by a non-responsive system. This paper reviews the current process and its origins. The system is then compared to the system required to support a transforming Army in a period of great technological and doctrinal change. A proposal for a transformed system is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE