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Operational logistics : the art and science of sustaining military operations

Author: Moshe Kress
Publisher: Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores military logistics in terms of the theoretical foundations of operational logistics (OpLog) and its applications. This book examines the theoretical foundations with regard to two  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Moshe Kress
ISBN: 1402070845 9781402070846
OCLC Number: 49704514
Description: xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction 1.1 The Essence of Logistics 1.2 What is Logistics? 1.3 War as a Production System 1.4 Logistics --
A Definition 1.5 Art or Science? 1.6 The Three Logistics Options 1.7 Summary --
2. Structure, Terminology and Analytic Tools 2.1 The Three Levels of Logistics 2.2 Strategic Logistics 2.3 Tactical Logistics 2.4 Basic Operational Logistics Terms 2.5 Models and Analytic Tools 2.6 Summary --
3. The Foundation of Operational Logistics 3.1 The Operational Level 3.2 Defining Operational Logistics 3.3 Characterization and General Features 3.4 Operational Logistics and Operational Art 3.5 The Content of OpLog 3.6 The Principles of OpLog 3.7 Summary --
4. The Planning Process 4.1 The Nature of OpLog Planning 4.2 Planning at the Strategic and Tactical Levels 4.3 Logistic Responsiveness in Operations 4.4 Planning Logistics in an Operation 4.5 Summary --
5. Logistic Information 5.1 The Information Needed by the Operational Logistician 5.2 The Structure of the Logistic Information Network 5.3 The Flow in the Logistic Information Network 5.4 Standard vs. Ad-Hoc Information 5.5 Total vs. Efficient Information 5.6 Data, Information and Decision-Making 5.7 Summary --
6. Forecasting Logistic Demands 6.1 Forecasting Demand at the Three Levels of Logistics 6.2 Forecasts as Input to Logistics Planning 6.3 The Factors that Affect Uncertainty 6.4 A Framework for Logistics Forecasting System 6.5 Summary --
7. The Visual Network Model 7.1 Network Models 7.2 The Logistics Network Model 7.3 The Visual Network (VN) Model 7.4 Structural and Operational Properties 7.5 Summary --
8. Flexibility in Operational Logistics 8.1 The Facets of Flexibility 8.2 Flexibility in Military Operations 8.3 The Need for Flexibility in Logistics 8.4 Defining Logistics Flexibility 8.5 Summary --
9. Two Critical Processes in Operational Logistics 9.1 Force Accumulation 9.2 Medical Treatment and Evacuation 9.3 Summary --
10. Optimizing the Logistics Network 10.1 The Decision Problems 10.2 Logistics Inter-Temporal Network Optimiiation Model 10.3 The Optimization Problem 10.4 The Linear Programming Model 10.5 Summary.
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