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U.S. Marine Corps Study of Establishing Time Criteria for Logistics Tasks

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Final rept., Jun 2003-Sep 2004

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This Final Report provides the results of the Study of Establishing Time Criteria for Logistics Tasks. The Marine Corps redefined and documented how it intends to conduct logistics support in the future through the newly defined Logistics Operational Architecture. In order to use these new processes to plan and manage logistics support effectively, planners and operators must be able to accurately project logistics resource requirements and assess the availability of those resources against planned operations. This study is an effort to develop methods for making the best logistics support decisions using estimated time criteria in a full spectrum military capacity management context. The current method of identifying personnel and equipment available to perform missions is mostly a manual and labor intensive effort. Near accurate time estimates for accomplishing Combat Service Support tasks are critical to logistics planning efforts and are essential assets duly required to determine how much can be accomplished given the Marine Corps current and future resources. Establishing time criteria in logistics planning will allow the planners, or capacity managers in Logistics Operational Architecture terms, to best determine when and how many people, equipment types, and amounts of material are needed to meet every logistics requirement. This study developed methods for making best logistics support decisions using estimated time criteria in a military capacity management context. The logistics planning time criteria addresses all tenets of the Marine Corps Planning Process and considers all processes outlined in the Logistics Operational Architecture. While the study focused on the Logistics Operational Architecture planning process, it was not limited to that process.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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