Accession Number : AD0888005

Title :   Logistics Management: Concepts and Cases,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S

Personal Author(s) : Quinn, James L.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 350

Abstract : The increasing complexities of modern management systems require a level of expertise that can rarely be built within the work setting itself. Thus, the knowledge obtained through training and education must supplement the skills gained through work and experience. A particularly effective means of developing managerial skills and enhancing decision-making capabilities is through the case method of instruction. A series of case studies has been developed to facilitate understanding of the functional areas of logistics--requirements determination, acquisition, distribution, and maintenance. For each of these logistics functions, several cases have been prepared for study. These cases in logistics management can afford the student an opportunity to perfect his decision-making process in reviewing actual or highly realistic situations, identifying the problems involved, searching for alternative courses of action, and arriving at satisfactory or optimal solutions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, TEXTBOOKS, THEORY, PROCUREMENT, DISTRIBUTION(ECONOMICS), MAINTENANCE, TEACHING METHODS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE