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Velocity Management in Logistics and Distribution

Lessons from the Military to Secure the Speed of Business, 1st Edition

By Joseph L Walden

CRC Press

360 pages | 42 B/W Illus.

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Conducting "business as usual" is out of step with today's rapid-fire, global economy. Velocity Management in Logistics and Distribution: Lessons from the Military to Secure the Speed of Business alerts commerce to the new reality that it must be more flexible and responsive in managing the unpredictability of its environment, particularly when it comes to the supply chain process. This comprehensive resource explains how to successfully migrate towards velocity management, which espouses replacing traditional reliance on mass quantities of inventory with receiving what is needed when it is needed - providing businesses with the ability to rapidly meet customers' ever-changing requirements.

The velocity management paradigm is based on the highly successful example set by the United States Army, as illustrated by the author, a renowned speaker and retired colonel with more than 26 years of supply chain and leadership experience. He explains how the Army went from being mired in a mammoth, archaic, Cold War logistics infrastructure to achieving a lean, agile, world-class supply chain network.

Chapters detail how this transition can be accomplished in the business arena. They relay aspects essential to achieving a successful supply chain: maintaining security, achieving velocity, and applying military theories, practices, and lessons learned. This invaluable and timely reference concludes with a summary of key themes and their relevant application to modern supply chains.

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"….makes logistics logical and emphasizes its importance."

Security Letter, September, 2005

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

ASSESSING AND MANAGING RISK AND SECURITY

Risk Assessment

Risk Management and Supply Chain Security

Securing Your Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN VELOCITY AND HOW TO ACHIEVE IT

Corporate Awareness and Velocity

Personal and Professional Development

Leadership and Lessons for Leading 21st Century Supply Chains

to the Next Level of Excellence

Speed and Velocity: How to Achieve Them

MILITARY THEORY, PRACTICES, AND LESSONS LEARNED AS THEY APPLY TO 21ST CENTURY SUPPLY CHAINS

The After Action Review

Lessons Learned from Military Operations and the Application for

Commercial Supply Chains

CONCLUSIONS

APPENDICES

Appendix 1: Bibliography

Appendix 2: Warehouse Modernization and Layout Planning

Guide

Appendix 3: Forms and Checklists

Appendix 4: The Military Decision Making Process-A User's

Guide

Appendix 5: World-Class Distribution Center Qualities and

Attributes

Appendix 6: Counseling Checklist

Appendix 7: After Action Review Format

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUS076000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying