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Operational Logistics The Art and Science of Sustaining Military Operations

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ISBN-10: 1402070845

ISBN-13: 9781402070846

Edition: 2002

Authors: Moshe Kress

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Operational Logistics: The Art and Science of Sustaining Military Operations explores military logistics in terms of the theoretical foundations of operational logistics (OpLog) and its applications. The theoretical foundations are examined with regard to two dimensions. First, the artistic or qualitative aspects of contemporary logistics are looked at in the context of the operational level of war. These OpLog aspects include principles, imperatives and tenets, which are stated and analyzed. The second dimension relates to the scientific aspects of logistics. It is manifested by a formal network model that represents the structural and operational features of an OpLog system. Hence the…    
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Book details

List price: $229.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 6/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 247
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Essence of Logistics
What is Logistics?
War as a Production System
Logistics-A Definition
Art or Science?
The Three Logistics Options
Structure, Terminology and Analytic Tools
The Three Levels of Logistics
Strategic Logistics
Tactical Logistics
Basic Operational Logistics Terms
Models and Analytic Tools
The Foundation of Operational Logistics
The Operational Level
Defining Operational Logistics
Characterization and General Features
Operational Logistics and Operational Art
The Content of OpLog
The Principles of OpLog
The Planning Process
The Nature of OpLog Planning
Planning at the Strategic and Tactical Levels
Logistic Responsiveness in Operations
Planning Logistics in an Operation
Logistic Information
The Information Needed by the Operational Logistician
The Structure of the Logistic Information Network
The Flow in the Logistic Information Network
Standard vs. Ad-Hoc Information
Total vs. Efficient Information
Data, Information and Decision-Making
Forecasting Logistic Demands
Forecasting Demand at the Three Levels of Logistics
Forecasts as Input to Logistics Planning
The Factors that Affect Uncertainty
A Framework for Logistics Forecasting System
The Visual Network Model
Network Models
The Logistics Network Model
The Visual Network (VN) Model
Structural and Operational Properties
Flexibility in Operational Logistics
The Facets of Flexibility
Flexibility in Military Operations
The Need for Flexibility in Logistics
Defining Logistics Flexibility
Two Critical Processes in Operational Logistics
Force Accumulation
Medical Treatment and Evacuation
Optimizing the Logistics Network
The Decision Problems
Logistics Inter-Temporal Network Optimization Model
The Optimization Problem
The Linear Programming Model