Accession Number : AD0616426

Title :   LOGISTICS RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Geisler,Murray A.

Report Date : 29 DEC 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The United States Air Force provides a tremendously complex and challenging setting for management science. Many useful contributions have been made to the management of the logistics system through the application of research techniques. However, in many ways the surface has been barely scratched. One lesson, above all, persists from this experience -- the effort must be consistent and undeterred. It is very difficult to change an organization as large as the Air Force very rapidly, and it is even more important that the changes be in the right direction. Caution on the part of the scientist and the customer is therefore a desirable strategy. At the same time, the demands on the Air Force managers are becoming more challenging and difficult. Their need for assistance from management science is growing proportionately. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, AIR FORCE), (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE), AIR FORCE RESEARCH, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MILITARY FACILITIES, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE