Accession Number:

ADA478995

Title:

Theater Logistics Management: A Case for a Joint Distribution Solution

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This project examines joint theater logistics challenges faced by Geographic Combatant Commanders GCC and Joint Force Commanders JFC. It explores the factors affecting theater distribution and joint theater logistics management including Joint Reception Staging Onward Movement and Integration JRSOI operations. The paper reviews historical problem areas crossing strategic and operational boundaries of logistical support. The failure to establish a single, integrated joint logistics organization to manage and coordinate theater-level logistics has consistently resulted in theater distribution problems that have plagued many U.S. military operations. Recommendations offer alternative solutions to achieve bona-fide, joint logistics management control. The paper also discusses expanding roles for, joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational JIIM integration using existing military logistics organizations to achieve the sustainment capabilities of Focused Logistics.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE