Accession Number : ADA304928

Title :   Improving DoD Logistics: Perspectives from RAND Research,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Girardini, Kenneth ; Moore, Nancy Y. ; Eden, Rick ; Dahlman, Carl ; Oaks, David

PDF Url : ADA304928

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This documented briefing presents a framework for developing strategies to improve the performance of DoD logistics processes. Such strategies will ensure that support to U.S. military operations is provided effectively and efficiently. Our framework emphasizes managing DoD logistics processes and providers for high performance: Managing refers to management activities--goal setting, performance measurement, resource allocation and budget execution, and planning and requirements estimation, etc.--at all levels in DoD logistics, from the shop floor to the highest levels of OSD. Logistics processes are the key operational processes of materiel logistics--procurement, distribution, and repair. Logistics providers are organizations that provide logistics products or services. These include organizations at all echelons of support and in both public and private sectors. High performance refers to superlative functioning, which has multiple.dimensions, including aspects both of effectiveness and of efficiency. In developing the framework, we drew on RAND research in logistics undertaken for sponsors in the United States Army, Air Force, and Navy, and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), as well as on recent literature on innovative business practices.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), REQUIREMENTS, MEASUREMENT, AIR FORCE, COMMERCE, STRATEGY, FLOORS, ESTIMATES, REPAIR, ALLOCATIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, BUDGETS, ARMY, SHOPS(WORK AREAS).

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE