Accession Number:

ADA523744

Title:

The Future of the Marine Aviation Logistics Support Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS WAR COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

In order for the Marine Aviation Logistic Support Program to remain effective, meet current needs, and future warfighting doctrine, the component programs must be analyzed in relation to each other, and modern business practices applied to develop a more effective aviation logistics system. As the military services transform into a more responsive force to meet current needs and developing threats our current aviation logistic support programs must evolve. Our ever-changing military with the focus towards seabasing compels us to break our assumptions, apply simple methodologies to improve, and work smarter. The proven methods of businesses that transitioned from good to great and the Theory of Constraints TOC provide a line of attack that encourages common sense instead of common practice. Current practices in aviation logistics are failing to adequately support the warfighter and the current metrics in Marine Aviation do not accurately display how to effect positive change in performance. Aviation logistics requires a paradigm shift in its procedures in order to improve aircraft readiness. Courageous leaders effect change by not accepting the status quo, and seek to revolutionize the aviation logistics business. A process of ongoing improvement demands never being satisfied with the systems capability, and application of proven business practices will enable continuous improvement. The improve our support capability, our leadership must institutionalize the goal to optimize effectiveness across all levels of support to keep airplanes flying, which requires a change of approach to leadership and management.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE