Accession Number:

ADA422076

Title:

Commercium Interruptus: Supply Chain Responses to Disaster

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The industrial base that the Department of Defense DoD depends on for weapon systems and other materials has participated in the transition to supply chain management along with the rest of industry. The pressures that led industry to just in time delivery systems, total quality manufacturing and lean manufacturing coupled with the improvements in information management eventually resulted in the processes of supply chain management. With regard to supplies, once a company knew where their, inbound materials were because of the linkages of computer systems, had a guaranteed date of delivery from an information-enabled distribution system, and had the assurance of a consistent level of quality from their supplier, there was no longer any need to maintain large stocks of inventory. This created enormous savings for companies because they kept much less inventory on hand.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE