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Logistics in World War II : final report of the Army Service Forces : a report to the Under Secretary of War and the Chief of Staff by the Director of the Service, Supply, and Procurement Division, War Department General Staff.

Author: United States. Army Service Forces.; United States. War Department. Office of the Under Secretary of War.; United States. War Department. General Staff.; United States. War Department. Service, Supply, and Procurement Division.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 1993.
Series: CMH pub, 70-29.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : 1st CMH edView all editions and formats
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The after-action report of the vast logistics undertaking by the ASF headquarters both in the zone of interior and in distant theaters during World War II, considered to be a logistician's war. The work covers what was done, how it was done, the problems and their solutions, and the successes and failures, ending with key lessons for future application. The report provides insights into methods and practices to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
United States. Army Service Forces.
Logistics in World War II.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 1993
(OCoLC)607751919
Online version:
United States. Army Service Forces.
Logistics in World War II.
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 1993
(OCoLC)624454967
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Army Service Forces.; United States. War Department. Office of the Under Secretary of War.; United States. War Department. General Staff.; United States. War Department. Service, Supply, and Procurement Division.
OCLC Number: 27682111
Notes: Originally published: Washington, D.C. : U.S.G.P.O., 1947.
Description: xiii, 278 pages : illustrations (some folded) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preparation prior to Pearl Harbor --
State of readiness, December, 1941 --
The Army Service Forces --
Influence of logistics on strategy --
Supply --
Services --
Logistics in theaters of operations --
Management --
Army Service Forces relationships --
The transition to peace --
Logistic lessons of World War II --
Appendix I: List of important management improvements achieved in ASF to 11 June 1946 --
Appendix II: Key personnel.
Series Title: CMH pub, 70-29.

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The after-action report of the vast logistics undertaking by the ASF headquarters both in the zone of interior and in distant theaters during World War II, considered to be a logistician's war. The work covers what was done, how it was done, the problems and their solutions, and the successes and failures, ending with key lessons for future application. The report provides insights into methods and practices to achieve logistics readiness, and serves as an invaluable reference source for those researching the logistical dimension stretching from the factory floor to the foxhole.

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