scale, complex systems—often systems of systems—is in itself a technology, one in which U.S. industry and the U.S. military traditionally have excelled. When conducted on the scale required to support naval forces, logistics is the type of very large, complex undertaking that, to be successful, must be viewed as a set of enterprise processes. This report concentrates on the two most fundamental of logistic processes: (1) managing and moving materiel and (2) maintaining weapon system readiness.



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