Defense Logistics for the 21st Century

Defense Logistics for the 21st Century

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The last comprehensive study of defense logistics was published in 1959. In the ensuing forty-five years a revolutionary change in information technology and defense strategy has swept the field and mandated a new understanding of the objectives and principles of military logistics. The author, renowned defense logistics expert General William Tuttle, covers all aspects of the subject including force projection, force sustainment, and minimizing the logistics qfootprintq in battle spaces. Within these objectives, he includes five principles that are employed to assess the effectiveness of the process and identifies their shortfalls and remedies. He also illuminates the major influences of culture and politics on defense logistics and proposes ways to minimize their adverse impact on combat readiness. Written for defense logistics leaders - those currently coping with the challenges and those logistics aspiring to lead - and for everyone involved in the complexities of planning and strategy, this up-to-date volume is sure to become a hallmark in the field.An IPD #1, for example, would denote a combat unit in the battle space needing a part that will restore one of its mission-critical systems to an operational condition. ... Orders for normal inventory replacement at DSUs and other repair/ parts-stocking activities carry a lower IPD and allow standard ... For example, Caterpillara#39;s.

Title:Defense Logistics for the 21st Century
Author:William Tuttle, Jr.
Publisher:Naval Institute Press - 2013-06-11


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