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Title: NATO military logistics policy (Central Region) : management applications, burden sharing problems, consumer logistics control
Author: Rawlinson, Christopher Edward
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1990
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The thesis consists of seven chapters which highlight the importance of logistics to sustain conventional warfare; identifies shortcomings within NATO's Central Region of Europe, where the UK has committed forces; and suggests methods of overcoming some of the resource deficiencies by enhanced management. The first chapter defines logistics and highlights the importance of Central Europe to the NATO Alliance. The second chapter examines the albeit changing perspective and nature of conflict in the European Theatre. The third chapter identifies the different military logistics management systems used by the Central Europe NATO Allies and the Soviet forces; and draws interesting conclusions concerning the UK's logistics methods. The fourth chapter examines the sensitive subject of sustainability and logistic stock levels which includes an examination of the burden sharing debate. The fifth chapter defines and examines the concept of interoperability of military means and resources within NATO, an area of weakness. The sixth chapter outlines NATO command responsibilities for logistics in the Central Region, which is also a weak area. The seventh and final chapter summarises the key areas discussed in the preceding chapters and identifies means of improving NATO military logistics sustainability in Central Europe.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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