Accession Number : ADA293194

Title :   An Analysis of Operation Neptune: Lessons for Today's Naval Logistics Planners.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Arnwine, Kevin M.

PDF Url : ADA293194

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Neptune was the joint and combined operation that opened the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944. Naval in nature and keyed to a logistical objective, its successes and failures provide lessons that are of value to logistics planners today. A review of Neptune's logistical command structure illustrates the advantages of establishing a logistics organization in theatre as quickly as possible with clear lines of authority. A review of Neptune's plan underscores how logistics issues can and should shape the operational planning process. Finally, a comparison of the plan as envisioned to the plan as executed highlights the pitfalls of "overplanning.'

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, LESSONS LEARNED, COMPARISON, NAVAL PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE