Approach: Frame and validate the Future Logistics Enterprise objectives and approach by comparing and contrasting them against industry efforts and best practices, and highlighting the lessons learned and implications for the Future Logistics Enterprise initiatives.
The Future Logistics Enterprise is a set of synergistic and integrated initiatives, managed by the DOD and sponsored by the Joint Logistics Board (JLB), which is headed by the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Material Readiness, The Honorable Diane K. Morales. The members of the JLB are the most senior-ranking DOD logisticians.
Joint Vision 2020 (JV 2020), issued by the Joint Chiefs of Staff described a future military capability based upon speed, precision, lethality, and information dominance. JV 2020 identifies “Focused Logistics” as a critical requirement to project and sustain forces. The Services and Defense Agencies have initiated numerous actions in pursuit of the objectives of JV 2020. The 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review documented the need to accelerate DOD transformation efforts to meet emerging threats and established ambitious goals for rapid engagement of forces. The attacks of September 11, 2001, and the War on Terrorism have given a sense of urgency to accelerating change. The Future Logistics Enterprise is a crucial cornerstone of this required transformation.