Accession Number : ADA308966

Title :   System Synergism for XXI Century Logistics.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bucher, John W.

PDF Url : ADA308966

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : As resources are constrained, large inventories and the American tradition of logistics by overwhelming volume will become things of the past. Force projection concepts will increase the already intense competition for strategic and tactical lift. Modem business practices and technology point to centralized management and distribution hubs. This paper argues the current concepts being developed for logistics are evolutionary and piecemeal because of bureaucratic stagnation and interagency competition. The logistical success of the Gulf War masked underlying structural problems and failed to incorporate advances in technology in the management of distribution. Revolutionary, rather than evolutionary approaches are necessary in developing constructs for operational logistics. This revolution needs to be driven by joint doctrine and leadership, applying commercially available technology and systems to replace our existing architecture.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *LOGISTICS, WARFARE, GULFS, MILITARY STRATEGY, COMMERCE, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, DISTRIBUTION, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, INVENTORY, CENTRALIZED, HUBS, MODEMS, MILITARY TACTICS, SYNERGISM.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE