Logistics Management

  • Journal Article

    A Fruitful Application of Static Marginal Analysis

    This paper describes the application of the technique of simple "marginal analysis" to an Air Force problem and suggests that a similar application may be useful in many industrial situations.

    Feb 20, 2015

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    Improving Defense Logistics Agency Supply Chain Agility

    The DLA supplies common military items to the armed services and others while seeking to achieve customer service goals and minimize cost. When demand for an item rises unexpectedly, providing effective customer service is challenging, and when demand falls, the DLA can be left with the sunk cost of excess inventory. Continuous attention to supply chain agility is needed.

    Jan 5, 2015

  • Report

    Strategic Distribution Platform Support of CONUS Army Units

    Examines ways to improve the Army's system for the distribution of supplies to home station units via the scheduled truck service from the Strategic Distribution Platforms.

    Dec 7, 2011

  • Research Brief

    Is There a Cheaper and Faster Way to Distribute Medical Supplies?

    Examines whether there is a less costly medical distribution structure for U.S. Central Command that would maintain or improve performance.

    Nov 29, 2011

  • Report

    Assessment of the USCENTCOM Medical Distribution Structure

    Examines whether there is a less costly medical distribution structure for U.S. Central Command that would maintain or improve performance.

    Mar 8, 2010

  • Report

    Dollars and Sense: A Process Improvement Approach to Logistics Financial Management

    This report documents analysis conducted in support of the Velocity Management Financial Management Process Improvement Team.

    Jan 1, 2000

  • Content

    Mahyar A. Amouzegar

    Senior Operations Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in operations research, UCLA; D. Engr. in electrical engineering, UCLA; M.S. in operations research, UCLA; B.S. in applied mathematics, San Francisco State University

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    Michael Boito

    Senior Cost Analyst
    Education M.P.A. in public administration, Syracuse University; B.A. in political science, Macalester College

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    Endy M. Daehner

    Senior Physical Scientist
    Education Bachelors in human biology, Stanford University; Ph.D. in chemistry, California Institute of Technology

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    Tim R. Colvin

    Research Programmer
    Education M.S. in applied mathematics, California Institute of Technology; A.B. in applied mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

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    Kenneth Kuhn

    Operations Researcher; Core Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in civil engineering, University of California, Berkeley; M.S. in operations research, University of California, Berkeley; B.A. in math, Johns Hopkins University

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    Emma Westerman

    Senior Project Associate
    Education M.S. in mathematics and statistics, Georgetown University; B.S. in mathematics and statistics, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Periodical

    Iraq and Beyond: Recognizing Shortfalls in Performance, Identifying Options for Improvement

    The cover story addresses a set of shortfalls in U.S. performance in Iraq and identifies options for improvement, particularly with respect to sustaining army forces, promoting reenlistments, and rebuilding Iraqi security.

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    Faster, Better, Cheaper - U.S. Army Manages a Logistics Revolution

    By Rick Eden Rick Eden is an associate director of the Arroyo Center Military Logistics Program at RAND. L ate in 1999, when the new U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General Eric Shinseki, outlined his vision for the army, he spoke of the need to "revolutionize the manner in which we transport and sustain our ...