- Operational Logistics
- Springer International Publishing
- Published Date:
- Paperback / softback
- Product Dim.:
- 9.25 H x 6.10 W (inches)
This book explores the theoretical foundations and applications of military operationalÂ logistics (OpLog). OpLog theory has two facets: qualitative and quantitative.The qualitativeÂ facet is imbedded in the theory of operational level of war or operational art. ItÂ includes principles, imperatives and tenets, which are stated and analyzed in the firstÂ few chapters. The quantitative facet relates to the scientific aspects of OpLog. It is manifestedÂ by formal network models representing structural and operational features of anÂ OpLog system. The book examines the two facets and integrates them into a unifiedÂ presentation. Important OpLog applications a re described and discussed.Chapter 1 presents a general introduction to military logistics. Chapter 2 discusses theÂ px;font-family: monospace;””>general structure and characteristics of logistics and describes its three levels – strategic,Â operational and tactical. Chapter 3 describes the foundation of OpLog. Chapter 4Â deals with OpLog planning. Chapter 5 addresses the issue of logistic information, andÂ Chapter 6 deals with forecasting logistic demands. Chapters 7 and 8 are new additionsÂ to this second edition. They address logistics aspects of two contemporary operationalÂ topics – insurgencies and humanitarian assistance.Chapter 9 describes the first versionÂ of the logistic network model. Chapter 10 addresses an important OpLog characteristicÂ – Flexibility. Chapter 11 discusses two major challenges in OpLog practice: force accumulation,Â 4419px; font-family: monospace;””>and medical treatment and evacuation. Chapter 12 presents an inter-temporalÂ network optimization model designed to determine deployment and employment ofÂ 3333px;font-family: monospace;””>the OpLog support chain during military operations.
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