This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Game Changers Hq Army Material Command Logisticians Face Today

1173 words - 5 pages

General Dennis L. Via is the current Commander of HQ Army Materiel Command (AMC) at Redstone Arsenal. His predecessor General Anne Dunwoody was the first woman in military history to receive a four-star status. As commanding leaders at HQ AMC they recognized that their primary mission is to effectively and efficiently distribute and redistribution of material and more importantly the design structure, technology capabilities, and the infrastructure are vital parts of every supply chain. HQ AMC is the primary provider of material to the Army. HQ AMC motto is, “If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it, communicates with it, or eats it AMC provides it.” AMC primary function is to synchronize the distribution of material across the Army servicing 268 installations and depots across the 50 states and in over 30 countries. HQ AMC has found innovative ways to continue to be the forerunner in supply chain management.
HQ AMC was years ahead of their time in developing and revamping distribution strategies and had the opportunity to put their concepts to the test. During the relief operation of 1992 Hurricane Andrew a team of logistician from HQ AMC were dispatched Dade County Florida to aid in the distribution of relief supplies to the people in need. Lending their expertise to the cause allowed them to reduce the stockpile of donated goods from 7,000 tons to 421 tons. Within 17 days they were able to move the supplies from the warehouse to the soldiers and relief agencies and volunteers who distributed them to the needy. Being a part of this relief effort allowed HQ AMC to put their logistical concepts to test and they were very successful.
In efforts to remain a global leader the Army is developing The Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise Program (EAGLE), which is designed to reduce unnecessary duplication. The Army also uses a program call Decision Support Tool (DST) this program allows HQ AMC and other governmental agencies to better optimize their available and ready supply against demand. The EAGLE program has propelled HQ AMC as a leader of managing logistics services. The goal is and always has been to reduce redundancy and improved visibility of inventory. The EAGLE program uses a ground-breaking strategy of allowing multiple small businesses the opportunity to compete for Army contracts. An example of this is when in October 2012 Logicore, which is an owned by an Afro-American woman, was awarded an EAGLE BOA with the Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, IA. Then in November 2013 Logicore won a 5 year contract with HQ AMC to provide logistic support. EAGLE service providers serve as the main point of contact at all of the Army’s Materiel Enterprises at each installation and subordinate command, providing global logistical service of maintenance, retail and wholesale supply and transportation.
In order to be efficient in logistics asset tracking is essential and barcodes and radio frequency identification...

Find Another Essay On Game Changers HQ Army Material Command Logisticians Face Today

The Action Film That’s Almost as Good as the Classics

1023 words - 4 pages Renner, Anthony Mackie, and Brian Geraghty. Voltage Pictures, 2008. United States Doctrine Command. Army Leadership: Competent, Confident, and Agile. [Washington, DC]: Hq., Dept. of the Army, 2006. Print. Woodall, Bernie. "U.S. Bomb Expert Says Hurt Locker Stole His Story| Reuters." Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News | N.p., 04 Mar. 2010. Web. 05 Apr. 2011.[Washington, DC]: Hq., Dept. of the Army, 2006. Print.

Why the Germans Lost and why It took the Allies so Long to win

1307 words - 5 pages logisticians had warned that the advance into the Soviet Union would overrun its supply lines by the time it reached two-thirds of the distance to Leningrad in the north, to Smolensk in the center and midway down the Don in the south. Halder's warning was not heard, while planners merely assumed their forces would destroy the Red Army in the border areas and then advance unopposed into the heart of Russia. In October 1941, the logisticians again

The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF)

1324 words - 5 pages operations focus on security (for the local population and the military forces), governance, infrastructure (special and essential services), population, development, host national security forces, economic development and many others facets, which fit into the operational framework. Conventional operations target the enemy’s forces directly or indirectly by targeting the enemy force and war material producing factories. The MAGTF is the primary task

Summary of William Lugo's Article

876 words - 4 pages promote their game America's Army. He then goes on to describe the game and some of its objectives like how you are recquired to pass basic training, where you go through training exercises actually used in the military, and complete missions like defending oil pump stations from terrorist attacks. After describing the game, he gives a very important fact about the game that seperates it from similar games, it's free. After talking about the game

Sony Corporation

835 words - 3 pages little son. The words were used to show that "Sony" is a very small group of young people who have the energy and passion toward unlimited creation.Sony was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita.In 1950 Ibuka and Morita created Sony's first hardware device. It is a tape player called the G-TYPE recorder. Materials were in such high demand that the first tapes were made of paper with hand painted magnetic material applied by Sony's first

hao is a commander's success best measured

1360 words - 6 pages quality of the commander. The United States in the study of psychological warfare invested a lot of manpower, material and financial resources, also set up special psychological warfare command, form a social psychological warfare troops and reserve personnel, and targeted to develop the psychological warfare army doctrine, manual, form a rational and scientific command and control system.The war in Iraq, the United States, the two sides played

Ender's Lessons

938 words - 4 pages following their many grueling practice sessions. Following the games, “Dragon Army had fought seven battles in seven days. The score stood 7 wins and 0 losses” (186). Ender finds out that his rigorous training sessions produced a perfect army who wins every game. Ender pushes his Launchies to their absolute limit and later is able to face an expert army. Through his skillful leadership, Ender teaches his rookies how to meet the challenges of the battles

Leadership challenges and strategies in a post-GFC world

1833 words - 8 pages Business today has to face many difficulties especially in a post-GFC world. To sustain and survive over this period, there have been many challenges that business leadership has to deal with. Besides that, business leaders has also confront with many challenges in the arrangement with the effects of the GFC. In response to this outcome, many organizations have been used innovative leadership approaches. The intention of this discussion is to

Ender's Game

1252 words - 6 pages extremely smart, like Ender, quickly proves himself in practice sessions in the battleroom. Ender is only given a few weeks to train his army, and soon Ender has to face an unheard of amount of battles in a very short time. Ender uses radical new strategies to defeat his enemies every time. Bonzo faces a humiliating defeat at the hands of Ender, and Bonzo attacks Ender in the showers, and Ender brutally defeating Bonzo despite the odds. Ender is soon

Personal leadership Challenges

1538 words - 6 pages graduate from CSC, for Indonesian Army officer will be posted as mid-level staff personnel before they have the chance to be a Commanding Officer. This scheme applies for all branch in Indonesian Army, they come from either training institution or territorial command. However, for those who attend the overseas CSC, they will be appointed at training institution. They have to apply all the knowledge from CSC to manage the staff paper related to their

The Army and Environmental Compliance

1682 words - 7 pages readiness and relevance. As a direct result of positive environmental stewardship, inclusion of environmental compliance enables the Army to provide continuity of operations while protecting the environment. United States Environmental Policy The modern day involvement of the United States Army’s responsible environmental stewardship began over 40 years ago and continues unabated today. The catalyst was the National Environmental Protection Act

Similar Essays

Operation Overlord And The Joint Warfighting Function Sustainment

1115 words - 5 pages through mission accomplishment and redeployment of the force.” Joint Publication 4-0 goes on further to say “Effective joint logistics planning identifies future requirements and proposes solutions; it requires joint logisticians to understand the commander’s intent and concept of operations (CONOPS).” (JP 4-0 p. 57) Logisticians use seven principals in their planning whether at the strategic, operational, or tactical level of war to ensure the

Operation Overlord And The Joint Warfighting Function Sustainment

2438 words - 10 pages proposes solutions; it requires joint logisticians to understand the commander’s intent and concept of operations (CONOPS).” Logisticians use seven principles in their planning at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war to ensure operations are logistically supportable and sustainable through the duration of the operations. These principles are survivability, responsiveness, economy, attainability, attainability, sustainability

Mutiny In The Trenches Essay

1541 words - 7 pages its causes, which lie with the failed Nivelle Assault and the differences between the ‘rear’ and the ‘front’, and to understand just what kinds of ‘mutiny’ that France faced. The notorious failed Nivelle Assault was a large part of the motivation for those French soldiers that mutinied and refused to march. In early 1917, General Nivelle was instituted as the new commander-in-chief of the French army, and he formed a plan that he thought would

Leadership Strategies In Art Of War By Sun Tzu

1799 words - 8 pages for 24 hours. Once the opposing unit sent reinforcement north we attacked from the south with hardly any resistance. Within 5 hours of starting the invasion we managed to capture the opposing forces main HQ command. 12. “The winning army realizes the conditions for victory first, then fights” “No nation has ever benefitted from prolonged war” “Those skilled in war bring the enemy to the field of battle; They are not brought by him” The war in