Leveraging Complementary Distribution Channels for an Effective, Efficient Global Supply Chain
DoD uses five different distribution channels to sustain U.S. military forces overseas. Three are by air delivery and two are by sea. How should the channels be used — which transportation modes should be chosen and where should materiel be stocked — to provide effective support as efficiently as possible? The authors discuss distribution choices for some illustrative units in Iraq and compare them with the ideal model resulting from the analysis.