Useful Links

NATO Logistics

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) defines logistics as the science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces.

The Real Value of Supply Chain Certification

Curious about what a supply chain certification really means for your career? Here’s your answer. [Article in "Supply Chain Management Review"]

Are Online Certifications, Degrees Legitimate?

Vetting the validity of online education proves challenging to business leaders, but they should analyze skills before writing off applicants with online degrees.

Global Dispersion, Global Sustainment: A Mandate for a Global Logistics Organization?

Article in Joint Forces Quarterly, 2d quarter 2012, by Lieutenant General C.V. Christianson, USA (Ret.), former Director of the Center for Joint
and Strategic Logistics.  (Note:  article starts on page 44)

Baffled by DAFL: The History and Future of the Directive Authority for Logistics

A research report submitted to the faculty in partial fulfillment of the graduation requirements for Air Command & Staff College by then-Major Steve Martinez (2006)

Improving the Sustainment of SOF Distributed Operations in Access Denied Environments

In this monograph, Robert Haddick examines a variety of emerging technologies and techniques that could improve the sustainment and effectiveness of distributed SOF operations, especially in access-denied environments.

The Emergence of the Strategic Leader

The strategic supply chain requires a new kind of leader; one with skills and orientations not currently found in many supply chain managers, this article describes what's needed to complete that change, and the steps to get there.

10 Ways Big Data is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

Bottom line: Big data is providing supplier networks with greater data accuracy, clarity, and insights, leading to more contextual intelligence shared across supply chains.  (Article from Forbes, 13 Jul 2015)

Joint Logistics Capabilities for Credible Deterrence

In the European theater, the joint force faces its most dynamic global security environment since World War II. Political volatility and economic unpredictability are now intensified by transregional, multidomain threats. The joint logistics enterprise (JLEnt) is playing a role in delivering the capabilities needed to provide credible deterrence in support of the NATO alliance.

Battlefield Geometry in our Digital Age: From Flash to Bang in 22 Milliseconds

This article describes a simple model that not only will give military commanders the highest probability of mission assurance but is applicable for the 99 percent who have become dependent upon cyberspace and digital age tools.

Supply Chain Management "Beer Game" Video and Other Good Information

"Supply Chain Management: The Beer Game"

Prof. Larry Navarre (Business) presented “Supply Chain Management: The Beer Game” during the Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Speaker Series. Event hosted by the Provost & CETL.  The Beer Game shows the importance of collaboration in the supply chain. The Beer Game was created by MIT Professors in the 1960s.  There is a great deal of correlation between the Beer Game and the bullwhip effect.  If you want to get a better understanding of inventory these two supply chain concepts are definitely worth researching.  Also, several links to Inventory Management training and Supply Chain Management quotes.

Forbes:  The 9 Best Free Online Big Data And Data Science Courses

Here's an article from Forbes Magazine that lists several free on-line "Big Data" and "Data Science" courses.

Logistics in War

"Logistics In War" seeks to instigate and inspire, continue and create, a professional discussion on military logistics that is sorely lacking. Furthermore, it supports the development of an international community of military logisticians that can share ideas, concepts and useful material in an insightful, courteous and professional manner reflective of the values of the militaries and Defence organisations that its readers may serve in.

DoD Reads:  Ten on a Topic-Military Logistics

A reading list offered by Jobie Turner.  "Go heavy or go home seems to be the motto and there is always enough to go around.  Will that be the case in the future, especially in an era of great power competition?  Reading more deeply about logistics and warfare can help answer this question and shed light on the complexity of supply and transportation in war."

Supply Chain Risk Management

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) works with its partners to assess and mitigate the activities of foreign intelligence entities and other adversaries who attempt to compromise the supply chains of our government and industry. These adversaries exploit supply chain vulnerabilities to steal America’s intellectual property, corrupt our software, surveil our critical infrastructure, and carry out other malicious activities. They infiltrate trusted suppliers and vendors to target equipment, systems, and information used every day by the government, businesses, and individuals. The cost to our nation comes not only in lost innovation, jobs, and economic advantage, but also in reduced U.S. military strength.