We have increased the capacity of the Army, but it is being consumed as we build it.
—General Peter Schoomaker, Chief of Staff, Army, 2003–2007
The Department of Defense must take a hard look at every aspect of how it is organized, staffed, and operated.
—Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense, 8 May 2010
An honest and forthright postmortem begs the question: “Why has the state of army logistics become what it now is?” Two responses are offered here. First, external factors that are usually credited with driving significant change in business world supply chains during the past decade or more are not apparent, at least to the same degree, within the Department of Defense (DoD) logistics ...