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Logistics in a Disaster Relief: The Science of Military Distribution Management

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Logistics in a Disaster Relief: The Science of Military Distribution Management

Logistics in a Disaster Relief: The Science of Military Distribution Management

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Lieutenant Colonel James H. ‘Cotton’ Henderson, USA (Ret.), an expert military logistician and author of ‘Logistics in Support of Disaster Relief’, the lessons learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 are vital to today’s relief operations.

“Our armed forces can provide a wealth of resources to almost every situation… Training plays the largest role in having a successful outcome”

In an exclusive interview with the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA), Mr. Henderson identified six key lessons learned from his first-hand experience with Katrina.

Download the interview here: Logistical Excellence, Battle Rhythm & Disaster Relief

“Our armed forces can provide a wealth of resources to almost every situation… Training plays the largest role in having a successful outcome,” said Henderson.

The interview also explores the basics of logistical excellence, which Henderson believes can be achieved by analyzing the science of logistical strategy, namely: processes and procedures.

Henderson stated, “Put in simple terms, logistics is the planning and execution of the functions, but distribution management provides that process to establish requirement against resources, and synchronize logistical functions to overall capability.”

IDGA’s Military Logistics Summit, June 27-30, 2011, in Washington DC, focuses on how US Forces and industry partners are facing exceptional challenges transporting the materials necessary to support Operation Enduring Freedom. Visit the website.

The event will feature more than 35 expert logisticians who will share insights and best practice strategies on how the community as a whole can better support the Warfighter.

Featuring:

  • Paul D. Peters
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Supply Chain Integration
  • Lieutenant General Mitchell H. Stevenson, USA
    Deputy Chief of Staff US Army, G-4
  • Lieutenant General Frank A. Panter, Jr, USMC
    Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics, US Marine Corps
  • Major General Mark E. McQuillan
    Commander, CANOSCOM, Canadian Ministry of Defence
  • Brigadier General Robert Yates
    (J3/4), Operations, Plans, Logistics and Engineering Directorate, US Joint Forces Command
  • Brigadier General Peter S. Lennon, USAR
    Commander, CDR 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
  • Colonel Terence Reeves, USA
    Commander, United States Army Aviation Logistics School
  • Colonel Jack “Jake” Wayman, USA
    Project Lead, HQDA G8 Traceability

For complete information you can download the summit brochure here.

For all media inquiries, interview requests, sponsorship opportunities, and conference details, please use the contact information below.

For information on IDGA’s Military Logistics Summit
Visit www.MilitaryLogisticsSummit.com

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