Transforming US Army Supply Chains : Strategies for Management Innovation Paperback / softback
This book offers a practical approach for understanding the US Army's extremely complex global logistics system, widely acknowledged as one of the largest in the world.
The focus is on inventory management policy where prescriptions are illuminated through the prism of an enterprise supply chain analysis.
Although Army aviation logistics examples are emphasized throughout, the fundamental issues and potential solutions are broadly applicable to other large-scale military and industrial supply chains as well.
Following a summary of recent trends for background and context, a multi-stage conceptual model of the logistics structure is presented to segment and guide the effort.
This multi-stage model is used to systematically analyze major organizational components of the supply chain, diagnose structural disorders and prescribe solutions.
Integration challenges are addressed using cost-benefit perspectives which incorporate supply chain objectives of efficiency, resilience, and effectiveness. After detailing the design and evaluation, as well as the organization construction, this test concludes with how strategic management challenges associated with enterprise integration and transformational change are addressed: organizational design; management information and decision support systems; strategic alignment for a learning organization; and workforce considerations including human capital investment needs.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 290 pages
- Publisher: Business Expert Press
- Publication Date: 01/01/2011
- Category: Military administration
- ISBN: 9781606492352