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Transcript of Military logistics
Lom 201A Table of contents Question General overview
Different logistical strategies
Challenges for the future Conclusion
Question: Which country comes to your mind when you think about armed conflicts and the military? General overview The most developed and complex logistical system
300 000 American soldiers overseas
Delivery of goods: on time
in good condition
in dangerous areas Logistical difficulties Difficulties Increase in the total daily requirements During the cival war: 30 pounds average
Today: 400 pounds average Strained military logistics ongoing war on terrorism daily logistical tasks: training requirements
aid in humanitary catastrophes
movement of soldiers
providing overseas personal Military downsizing after Cold War outsourcing of logistic and support personal Not enough transportation capacity partnerships with national commercial fleet
43% goods transported under foreign flag Risks of foreign transportation dependance on other countries severe problems in case of conflict Different logistical strategies "Amateurs study strategics, professionals study logistics" Gulf war Invasion of Iraq Operation Desert Storm
Operation Desert Shield started six months before Desert Storm
Simultaneous surprise attack use speed and precise actions
effective and efficient logistical strategy
RFID technology Challenges for the future 1. Transformation and increasing modularity modularity = different parts collaborate in different ways
Army logistics shift from functional to multi-functional focus
new logistic school
logistic officer = supply chain manager 2. Army vehicles for road usage increasing deployment
faster road vehicles and more agile off road vehicles Different types of road vehicles Conclusion Military logistics face a lot of difficulties: ongoing wars
economic problems Remain leading army: provide better education
keep developing new ways to transport
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