Accession Number : AD0266525

Title :   LOGISTICS PLANNING

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : TRIMBLE,CARL E. ; JONES,FRED H. ; BIGLER,WILLIAM R.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : The following conclusions were among those drawn regarding logistics planning. (a) There are wide differences of opinion among Air Force logistics planners as to what planning is, (b) More time and attention should be devoted to evaluation of the planning process and to the testing of plans before full acceptance and implementation, (c) Concurrency of planning at different levels generally results in better plans and greater confidence in their successful execution, (d) A better planning product will result from a more careful selection of planners, integration of logistics and operations planning groups, and the location of all planners working on the same problem in the same or adjacent offices, (e) The concept of a ''Master Plan of Logistics'' (included) offers a means for accomplishing improved logistics planning in the USAF, and (f) The USAF should develop a concept of logistics planning that would provide top management a ''blueprint'' of activity for long range uses. Such a concept is in consonance with a philosophy of planning being circulated in many areas of the government by the present administration. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS, *SCHEDULING, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE