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