The Defense Department is looking to outsource the management of its domestic freight?a contract that could run into the billions of dollars. The program is intended to cut costs and boost service; it could also shake up the industry.
The smartest bomb or the stealthiest cruise missile won't do a warfighter much good if the launcher is sidelined for repairs. A look at the Pentagon's bold new plan for keeping its weapons systems combat ready.
As conventional warfare gives way to the era of the swarming, flexible, agile fighting force, big changes are in store for the battalions responsible for clothing, feeding and equipping the troops. Here's how the Pentagon is transforming a sluggish supply chain into a streamlined hypernetworked model for the digital age.
In industries ranging from chemicals to consumer products, from food products to electronics, logistics leaders are pushing their companies to remove mass from their products using techniques like the ones outlined here.