Two Roads to War

The French and British Air Arms from Versailles to Dunkirk

Author: Robin Higham

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 161251085X

Category: History

Page: 448

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Two Roads to 1940 is a comparative study of the French and British air arms, from 1918 to 10 May 1940. Higham seeks the answer to the question “Why was the Armée de l’Air defeated in June 1940 whereas the Royal Air Force won the Battle Over Britain in September?” To reach a conclusion, the structure, the men and matériel, the government, and the economic infrastructure were analyzed. The story reveals that the French, dominated by the Armée de l’Terre, was hypnotized by “1918”; in contrast, the independent RAF evolved in the interwar years into a sophisticated, scientifically based force, which got the Air Defence of Great Britain (1924-1936) ready, was supported by government practices and consistency, as well as the necessary technical support for Fighter Command (1936-). Thus in 1940 the RAF could meet the Luftwaffe challenge. But the RAF also suffered from three major errors; no Air Officer Commander-in-Chief to control all the air commands, the almost fatal miscalculations of the power of Bomber Command, and the Army Ordnance’s refusal to develop the .50-caliber machine-gun instead of the .303. Serious historians and buffs should find the story salutary, as well as a detailed explanation of why air forces fail

Contractor Logistics Support in the U.S. Air Force

Author: Michael Boito,Cynthia R. Cook,John C. Graser

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833045768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 131

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Contractor logistics support (CLS) is increasingly the Air Force choice for system sustainment, but is it the best option? The issues have included inadequate supporting data and the tendency for CLS contracts to go, by default, to original equipment manufacturers. The authors recommend resolving the data issues through centralization and standardization and keeping all support options open by obtaining technical data rights as early as possible.

Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering

Author: Adedeji B. Badiru,Marlin U. Thomas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420066296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 828

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In light of increasing economic and international threats, military operations must be examined with a critical eye in terms of process design, management, improvement, and control. Although the Pentagon and militaries around the world have utilized industrial engineering (IE) concepts to achieve this goal for decades, there has been no single resource to bring together IE applications with a focus on improving military operations. Until now. Winner of the 2010 IIE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award The Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering is the first compilation of the fundamental tools, principles, and modeling techniques of industrial engineering with specific and direct application to military systems. Globally respected IE experts provide proven strategies that can help any military organization effectively create, adapt, utilize, and deploy resources, tools, and technology. Topics covered include: Supply Chain Management and decision making Lean Enterprise Concepts for military operations Modeling and optimization Economic planning for military systems Contingency planning and logistics Human factors and ergonomics Information management and control Civilian engineers working on systems analysis, project management, process design, and operations research will also find inspiration and useful ideas on how to effectively apply the concepts covered for non-military uses. On the battlefield and in business, victory goes to those who utilize their resources most effectively, especially in times of operational crisis. The Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering is a complete reference that will serve as an invaluable resource for those looking to make the operational improvements needed to accomplish the mission at hand.

Logistics in the Falklands War

Author: Kenneth L Privratsky

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473843081

Category: History

Page: 256

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While many books have been written on the Falklands War, this is the first to focus on the vital aspect of logistics. The challenges were huge; the lack of preparation time; the urgency; the huge distances involved; the need to requisition ships from trade to name but four. After a brief discussion of events leading to Argentina's invasion the book describes in detail the rush to re-organise and deploy forces, despatch a large task force, the innovative solutions needed to sustain the Task Force, the vital staging base at Ascension Island, the in-theatre resupply, the set-backs and finally the restoring of order after victory. Had the logistics plan failed, victory would have been impossible and humiliation inevitable, with no food for the troops, no ammunition for the guns, no medical support for casualties etc. The lessons learnt have never been more important with increasing numbers of out-of-area operations required in remote trouble spots at short notice. The Falklands experience is crucial for the education of new generations of military planners and fascinating for military buffs and this book fills an important gap.

The Politics of Protection

Sites of Insecurity and Political Agency

Author: Jef Huysmans,Andrew Dobson,Raia Prokhovnik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134249586

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This new book shows how from the end of the Cold War, the security agenda has been transformed and redefined, academically and politically. It focuses on the theme of protection. It moves away from the dominant question of whom or what is threatening to the crucial questions of who is to be protected, and in the case of conflicting claims, who has the capacity to define whose needs prevail. It also poses the question of political agency in relation to some of the most significant questions raised in relation to the governance of insecurity and protection in the contemporary world. The authors identify and explore issues that challenge or raise a number of questions about the traditional notion that states are to protect their citizens through retaining a monopoly over the legitimate use of violence.

Bombing Civilians

A Twentieth-Century History

Author: Yuki Tanaka,Marilyn Young

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586318

Category: History

Page: 304

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Bombing Civilians examines a crucial question: why did military planning in the early twentieth century shift its focus from bombing military targets to bombing civilians? From the British bombing of Iraq in the early 1920s to the most recent policies in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, Bombing Civilians analyzes in detail the history of indiscriminate bombing, examining the fundamental questions of how this theory justifying mass killing originated and why it was employed as a compelling military strategy for decades, both before and since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Israel Yearbook on Human Rights 1998

Author: Yoram Dinstein,Fania Domb

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041112958

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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The "Israel Yearbook on Human Rights" - an annual published under the auspices of the Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University since 1971 - is devoted to publishing studies by distinguished scholars in Israel and other countries on human rights in peace and war, with particular emphasis on problems relevant to the State of Israel and the Jewish people. The "Yearbook" also incorporates documentary materials relating to Israel and the Administered Areas which are not otherwise available in English (including summaries of judicial decisions, compilations of legislative enactments and military proclamations). Volume 28 contains, amongst others, articles on Non-Belligerent Occupation; War Crimes in Internal Conflict; Disability Law in Israel and the United States - A Comparative Perspective.

Lean Six Sigma Logistics

Strategic Development to Operational Success

Author: Thomas J. Goldsby,Robert Martichenko

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781932159363

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Speed to market, reducing costs, and accelerating leadtimes are vital for survival in today's competitiveenvironment. Inventory is no longer considered an asset,and strategies are needed to operate with minimalinventories. Lean Six Sigma Logistics provides thevehicle to solidify strategic position, win overcustomers, and achieve ......

Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective

Author: John J. Coyle,C. John Langley,Robert A. Novack,Brian Gibson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285400941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

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The ninth edition of SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A LOGISTICS PERSPECTIVE refined its focus on the supply chain approach by blending logistics theory with practical applications and includes updated material on the latest technology, transportation regulations, pricing, and other issues. Each chapter opens with Supply Chain Profiles vignettes introducing students to real-world companies, people, and events. New and updated On the Line boxed features are applied examples providing students with hands-on managerial experience of the chapter's topics. Supply Chain Technology boxes appear throughout the text, helping students relate technological developments to supply chain management concepts and logistics practices while taking in consideration global changes. Short Cases at the end of each chapter are updated and build on what students have learned in the chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Games in Libraries

Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct

Author: Breanne A. Kirsch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476613249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Librarians are beginning to see the importance of game based learning and the incorporation of games into library services. This book is written for them--so they can use games to improve people's understanding and enjoyment of the library. Full of practical suggestions, the essays discuss not only innovative uses of games in libraries but also the game making process. The contributors are all well versed in games and game-based learning and a variety of different types of libraries are considered. The essays will inspire librarians and educators to get into this exciting new area of patron and student services.

Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Author: Paul Myerson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071766278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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"The documented benchmarks for success and the many examples help explicate the complexities for the reader. The book is organized and written so that it will be useful as an introduction to the field and also as a reference when special challenges arise for the practicing manager." -- DR. JOHN J. COYLE, Professor Emeritus of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University "The book is a must-read for all supply chain managers seeking to drive down costs and improve profits and must be read before any investment is made in your supply chain. Get copies for your controller and all senior managers...this book lays it all out." -- DR. RICHARD LANCIONI, Chair, Marketing & Supply Chain Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University Expert Strategies for Improving Supply Chain and Logistics Performance Using Lean This practical guide reveals how to identify and eliminate waste in your organization's supply chain and logistics function. Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management provides explanations of both basic and advanced Lean tools, as well as specific Lean implementation opportunities. The book then describes a Lean implementation methodology with critical success factors. Real-world examples and case studies demonstrate how to effectively use this powerful strategy to realize significant, long-term improvements and bottom-line savings. COVERAGE INCLUDES: * Using Lean to energize your supply chain * The eight wastes * Lean opportunities and JIT in supply chain and logistics * Lean tools and warehouse * Global lean supply chain and logistics * Lean opportunity assessment, value stream mapping, and Kaizen event management * Best-in-class use of technology with Lean * Metrics and measurement * Education and training Valuable training slides are available for download.