Editor at Large
Steve Geary is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee's College of Business Administration, and is on the faculty at The Gordon Institute at Tufts University, where he teaches supply chain management. He is the President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies, and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, consultancies that work across the government sector. Steve is a contributing editor at DC Velocity, and editor-at-large for CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in Executives and Professionals. In November of 2007, Steve was recognized for "Selfless Service to Our Nation and the People of Iraq" by the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
You may not think of the military as a wellspring of logistics innovation. But the Defense Department has a long history of developing (and implementing) cutting-edge tools. Here are just a few examples.
September 30, 2015
The implications of going global
U.S. industry cannot become complacent and just ride the wave of globalization, warns speaker at the National Defense Industrial Association's National Logistics Forum.
March 26, 2015
U.S. military launches logistics response to Ebola crisis
Operation United Assistance helps establish health care operations in afflicted regions of West Africa.
November 12, 2014
"There's always a solution": interview with Lt. Gen. Robert Ruark
When it's your job to figure out what military logistics capability the U.S. will need three to five years out, it helps to have a "can do" attitude. Fortunately, Lt. Gen. Robert Ruark believes there is always a solution to a problem.
September 29, 2014
The big retrograde
The Pentagon is in the midst of the largest reverse logistics operation in history—the return of enormous amounts of military equipment and goods from Afghanistan.
June 19, 2014
Mission accomplished: interview with Maj. Gen. Ken Dowd
In the days after Hurricane Sandy, the commercial supply chain for fuel basically collapsed. That's when Maj. Gen. Ken Dowd and the DLA stepped up.
April 30, 2014
Ace says Afghanistan is the place
In partnership with a local firm—one with a firm grasp of logistics—Ace Hardware will open its first hardware store in Afghanistan next year.
September 16, 2013
A "slow ramp to hell"
Cost cutting could wreak havoc with defense spending in general and logistics operations in particular, according to speakers at the National Defense Industrial Association's National Logistics Forum.
July 3, 2013
Leadership in times of sequestration: interview with Rear Admiral Mark Heinrich
The sequester may be causing havoc to budgets across the military, but Rear Admiral Mark Heinrich says it's also an opportunity.
May 24, 2013
No waffling in the face of disaster
Waffle House restaurants have cooked up a recipe for disaster response that allows them to continue serving when others have shut their doors.
November 19, 2012