Chapter 3

Current Logistics Structure

We want to change the logistics system. Logistics has always been central to the military. But it’s also been a drag on what the military can do. And right now, it’s a drag on transformation because so much money and so many people are absorbed in logistics processes, that we need to reach for new constructs.

—Vice Admiral Arthur Cebrowski, director, Office of Force Transformation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, February 2004

This chapter presents a conceptual multistage logistics model, explains the functions and interdependencies of these particular stages, and summarizes emerging insights and supporting recommendations from organizations participating in the initial phase of this project. The materiel ...

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