Integrating the Department of Defense supply chain : technical report / Eric Peltz, Marc Robbins ; with Geoffrey McGovern
- Peltz, Eric, 1968-
- Santa Monica, CA : RAND/National Defense Research Institute, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- xxv, 114 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Robbins, Marc
United States. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics and Materiel Readiness)
- Technical report ; TR-1274-OSD
- Introduction -- Case studies that illustrate the need for supply chain integration and systems thinking -- Policy review -- High-level policy recommendations -- Enabling mechanisms -- Supplier and inventory management integration -- Scheduled trucks : apply a systems view for shipment consolidation -- Integrating supplier and transportation management -- Positioning materiel based on total costs -- Integrating financial policy with network design and inventory planning -- Conclusions and overall recommendations.
- The Department of Defense (DoD) sustainment supply chain community has increased performance and harvested significant efficiencies through process improvement activities and the rationalization of common activities. However, the majority of strides have been made within functions and processes. The authors build a case that opportunities remain for improvement through end-to-end supply chain integration -- spanning all DoD organizations and its suppliers -- of processes jointly affecting total supply chain costs and performance. They define supply chain integration, provide illustrative evidence of DoD supply chain integration shortfalls, and describe why such shortfalls exist. They then provide a framework for an integrated DoD supply chain, associated recommendations for DoD supply chain policy, and a framework for developing management practices that drive people to take actions that lead to supply chain integration. In the course of the project, the Office of the Secretary of Defense adopted many of the policy recommendations put forth in this volume; these changes are described in this report. Building on all of this, the authors turn to potential opportunities to further improve DoD supply chain efficiency and performance, several of which DoD supply chain organizations have already begun pursuing as mentioned in the report. These opportunities also provide further indication that there is room to improve supply chain integration.
- 9780833076410 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0833076418 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-114).
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