Chapter 12

Achieving Efficiency

An Integrated Multiechelon Inventory Solution

Synchronized and integrated leadership of logistics is a must…Fragmentation and fiefdoms result in a mess. The solution is not to take separate existing stove pipes and merely add a larger organization on top and announce, “Well, we are now joint and integrated.”

—General Paul Kern, commanding general, Army Materiel Command, 2003

We have got to become more efficient…we are not doing forecasts well. Our stats are terrible.

—Major General James E. Rogers, commanding general, Aviation and Missile Command, December 9, 2010

One of Army Material Command’s (AMC) most challenging functions is the requirement to position and effectively manage a large, globally distributed ...

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