Accession Number : ADA294822

Title :   Naval Doctrine Publication 4. Naval Logistics.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA294822

Report Date : 10 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : Our nation's military power always has been a reflection of our ability to equip, train, and support our forces. Each of these areas-equipment, training, and support-is essential, a link in a chain. Inevitably, however, our newest, most capable weapon systems will deteriorate and even the best-trained personnel will lose their effec tiveness quickly if denied proper support. Providing such support requires a detailed, smoothly functioning infrastructure-and the experienced, dedicated professionals to make it work. NDP 4, Naval Logistics, describes how we apply fundamental logistic principles, functions, and elements and how we use the resources of formal planning and logistic information support to attain the basic goal of operational force readiness. Through the metaphor of a logistic pipeline, it takes the reader from the manufacturer's shipping terminal to the end user. At the same time, it emphasizes that naval logistics means much more than materiel. It is a complex weave of systems within systems, which encompasses planning, acquisition, maintenance, engineering support, training, transportation, facilities operations, and personnel support-backing up naval forces day and night, in peace and war.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *NAVAL LOGISTICS, *MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), LOGISTICS SUPPORT, WARFARE, NATIONS, MANUFACTURING, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, FACILITIES, ENGINEERING, LOGISTICS, PIPELINES, USER NEEDS, NAVAL WARFARE, NIGHT, NAVAL PLANNING, LOGISTICS PLANNING, SHIPPING.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE