Defense logistics (DL) is a significant and mostly untapped knowledge area in the field of Production Engineering, despite its importance. As a result, this article aims to define the domain of the DL issue. The emphasis is on industrial, technical, institutional, organizational, and, in particular, strategic management elements of logistics in the military industry as they are implemented in practice. The paper also suggests an organizational structure that identifies the goals of DL, their functional domains, and their interactions with the environment. The Defense Logistics Base (DLB) is defined in the framework as a system that is intended to develop and sustain military capability but is also involved in the development of industrial capability, particularly in the areas of high and medium-high technologies applied to high-value products with dual applications. Also included is a study agenda for future work on strategic management linked to DL, which can be found here.
A total of 5,000 Freedom of Information Act requests are received by the Defense Logistics Agency, which provides logistical assistance to the military every year, or about 100 requests each week.
In military logistics, reaction times, demand unpredictability, a wide range of material references, and cost-effectiveness all play a role in determining overall fighting capabilities. Capacity and efficiency of delivery are necessary for its procedures since it is considered to be the link between deployed troops and the industrial base, which supplies the goods and services that the forces need to complete their mission successfully. Supply Chain Management (SCM) must be improved to reduce delivery lead times to meet the necessary level of flexibility.
This cost, on the other hand, adds to the strain on the economy. Although it is not a need for national security, it cannot be avoided. Furthermore, the equipment’s maintenance and repair creates an additional economic burden, and contrary to popular belief, the cost of maintaining and repairing the equipment may often be greater than the original cost of purchasing the equipment. As a result, the military logistics department is always searching for methods to reduce these expenses. Performance-based logistics has played a critical role in this respect, and it continues to do so.
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