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Understanding the Complexity of Emergency Supply Chains by Matt Shatzkin

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PART 2

The Nature of an Expedition

Introduction

As described in Chapter 2, emergency supply chains merit their own framework due to their differences from commercial supply chains. One of the main differences is the concept that emergency supply chains are born out of emergencies, and the amount of change in the emergency supply chain from its pre-emergency state is considerable. Part one of this chapter describes some of the changes the military supply chain has to make to execute the military expedition supply chain. This portion provides more depth to understanding this concept by describing the nature of change across supply chain functions, using the real-world example of the U.S. Army’s 2–82 BCT’s participation in OUR from January through ...

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