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Understanding the Complexity of Emergency Supply Chains by Matt Shatzkin

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CHAPTER 3

PART 1

Understanding Complexity Within the Military Domain of Emergency Supply Chains

Introduction

This chapter focuses on the specific characteristics of the military expedition as a subdomain of emergency supply chains. After providing some general background, it describes the problems military supply chains experience in a state of nonemergency—how they operate differently than the conventional supply even before the emergency occurs. Next, following the process of constructing and executing the military expedition supply chain, its problems are described within the context of the push-pull dynamic of emergency supply chains. The ability to rapidly deploy accompanying loads and the suitability of these stocks to satisfy the new demand ...

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