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Defence Logistics

Enabling and Sustaining Successful Military Operations

Understand how key theories of logistics and supply chain management can be applied in a defence context.
EAN: 9780749478032
Edition: 1
Format: 234 x 156
384 pages

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About the book

The management of logistics and supply chain operations is of vital importance in the defence sector.

Defence Logistics looks at established theories and their practical utility, providing insights into current thinking for postgraduate and undergraduate students, lecturers, researchers, practitioners and professionals through real-life case studies.

Defence Logistics focuses on key areas of logistics and supply chain management in context, such as sustainability, inventory management, resilience, procurement, information systems and crisis response. This comprehensive and up-to-the-minute collection includes contributions from international academics from a range of universities, academies and defence schools, along with practitioners who are currently working in the field of defence logistics.

About the authors

Jeremy Smith manages modules on the Defence Acquisition Management and the Programme and Project Management MScs at Cranfield Defence and Security, UK. He developed and leads several logistics short courses and workshops pitched at strategic and practitioner levels. He served for 25 years in the British Army as a logistician and Ammunition Technical Officer.
  • This book offers a great academic view of how defence logisticians can get ahead of the game before weapons are deployed, let alone the first shots fired. It pulls together many of the underlying principles in an easily digestible format. I wish I could have had the benefit of this compendium before I deployed to Iraq to help me understand how we should have done it better!
  • Group Captain (Rtd) Chris Markey FCMI FCILT, Chariman of the Defence Forum for the CILT, UK, and Deputy Commander Joint Force Logistics Component Operation TELIC I and II 2003, UK

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