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Defence Logistics

Defence Logistics

Enabling and Sustaining Successful Military Operations

Jeremy Smith


Understand how key theories of logistics and supply chain management can be applied in a defence context.

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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 students 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 new edited collection includes contributions from international academics from a selection of universities, academies and defence schools, along with practitioners who are currently working in the field of defence logistics.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Defence Logistics Defined;
    • Chapter - 02: Defence Logistics – A Historical Perspective;
    • Chapter - 03: Defence Logistics in Context;
    • Chapter - 04: Balancing Efficiency and Effectiveness in Defence Logistics;
    • Chapter - 05: Resilience in Defence Supply Chains;
    • Chapter - 06: Systems Agility in the Defence Supply Chain;
    • Chapter - 07: Achieving Dependability in Defence Systems;
    • Chapter - 08: Supportability Engineering and the Defence Support Chain;
    • Chapter - 09: Planning and Executing Defence Operational Logistics;
    • Chapter - 10: Procurement for Defence Logistics Support;
    • Chapter - 11: Managing Performance in Defence Logistics;
    • Chapter - 12: Optimizing the Defence Inventory;
    • Chapter - 13: Financing Defence Logistics;
    • Chapter - 14: Decision Support in Defence Logistics;
    • Chapter - 15: Defence Logistics and Crisis Response;
    • Chapter - 16: Defence Logistics Information Systems;
    • Chapter - 17: Sustainability in Defence Logistics;
    • Chapter - 18: Defence Logistics – A Look to the Future

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749478032
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd February 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 376 pages

About the Author

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.

Jeremy Smith