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Transforming US Army Supply Chains by Greg Parlier

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Chapter 11

Summary

DoD’s materiel distribution structure has changed little since it was first put in place during the World War II era.

—“Beyond Goldwater-Nichols: U.S. Government and Defense Reform for a New Strategic Era, Phase 2 Report,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 2005

There are chinks in the aviation repair parts supply chain.

—Major General James H. Pillsbury, Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, remarks at Army Aviation Association of America Conference, April 11, 2006

The U.S. Army’s materiel enterprise is truly enormous in scale and scope. However, it is not merely the size and complexity of the supply chain that causes difficulty but rather the structure and policies within the system ...

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