Underlying Technologies for Military Logistics Prediction and Preemption Capability

Report No. ARL-SR-0166
Authors: Romeo D. del Rosario, Kwok F. Tom, Gregory Mitchell, Brian G. Ruth, Peter J. Grazaitis, Tom Ferryman, David E. Scharett, and Charles J. Toomey, Jr.
Date/Pages: February 2009; 430 pages
Abstract: This report captures the results of a comprehensive assessment of technical requirements associated with achieving a logistics predictive and preemptive capability, or LPPC. It represents Phase II in a three-phased approach spanning operationally- and technically-focused assessment. Phase I, conducted from September to December 2006, documented the compelling case for predictive capabilities, tying it to guidance and concept development at the OSD, Joint, and Army levels. Phase II, the subject of this report, has as its objective the forecasting of technologies expected to be available through the year 2030 and their potential to provide predictive planning and analysis capabilities. The Phase II report thus becomes the catalyst for, and enabler of, Phase III - an assessment of the potential operational and resource benefits of predictive and preemptive capabilities, to include the development of actionable recommendations to senior logistics leaders on the steps necessary to achieve the envisioned end-state.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: February 1, 2009