Performance Based Logistics and the Army Industrial Enterprise In today’s world, businesses manage vast, global flows of goods and products through advanced logistics systems that guarantee rapid, on-time and error-free delivery to customers worldwide. Continuous . . .
Implementing Logistics Transformation: A New Model for the Military Supply Chain A transformed U.S. military must be supported by a new logistics system. U.S. forces are becoming increasingly strategically deployable and operationally agile. Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq have . . .
An Army At War and the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review The United States Army is at war. It is also transforming. There is nothing new about either situation. The Army mobilized, fought a war and transformed itself in the 1940s. However, that was sixty years ago. . . .
Logistics Transformation: Next Steps to Agile Supply Chain Integration Numerous studies have recommended that the Department of Defense apply best commercial practices to logistics operations as a long-term solution to its inventory management weaknesses. However, there . . .
QDR 2005 Issues Facing the Navy From its fragile birth on the eve of American independence to its global reach at the dawn of the Third Millennium, the U.S. Navy has continuously adapted to new challenges and opportunities. The threat . . .
The Military Helicopter Industrial Base The health of the defense industrial base (DIB) continues to be a concern for the Department of Defense and U.S. lawmakers. The end of the Cold War saw a major contraction in the size of the defense industrial . . .
The Challenge and Promise of Network-Centric Warfare In recent years the ‘Revolution in Military Affairs’ has given way to ‘Transformation’ as the guiding rationale for most U.S. national security developments. Since the late 1990s, the ability to wage “network. . .
Cruise Missile Defense: Connecting Theater Capabilities to Homeland Needs Cruise missiles are flying bombs that can precisely strike distant targets after traversing circuitous, ground-hugging routes. They are capable of delivering a wide range of destructive mechanisms. . .
Supplying Ammunition: The Lifeblood of the Military No part of the defense industrial base is more critical to the success of the U.S. military in conflict than that which produces munitions. At its most basic level, the function of the U.S. military in . . .
Medium Armor and the Transformation of the U.S. Military The war in Iraq has made one fact clear: the U.S. Army and Marine Corps need units organized around medium armor. Light forces and vehicles are maneuverable but lack force protection and striking power. . .