Make the Supply Chain Combat Ready

Giordano, Andrew A.
April 2003
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2003, Vol. 129 Issue 4, p40
Conference Proceeding
The military supply chain's only reason for existence is to deliver support to the war fighter in such a way that combat readiness is both achieved and sustained. How to accomplish that objective is the question, and the answer lies in the reengineering of the military supply chain's last and weakest link of delivery of support to the war fighter, in the way it is needed. One reason is that military historians generally have failed to apply the same zeal to the critical review of combat logistics as they have to the strategies and tactics of great battles. In corporate America, the concepts of floor-ready merchandise and plant-ready deliveries started with the store and plant line managers, not with supply chain distribution center and transportation managers. INSET: The Submarine Force Gets It Right.


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