Accession Number : ADA493944


Title :   Joint Robotics Program


Descriptive Note : Conference paper with briefing charts


Corporate Author : DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Joel ; Varian, Paul


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a493944.pdf


Report Date : 23 Apr 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : Sun Tzu wrote first about the importance of logistics over two thousand years ago, followed by Von Clauswitz 150 years ago. Much like human transportation history evolution -- beginning first with people walking or running from point a to point b, followed by thousands of years being transported by real horse power, then automobiles, airplanes, and rockets -- logistics too has progressed over the years: focusing first on Mass-based Supply, then Just-in-Time Supply Chain Management, and now on Sense and Respond logistics. The Robotic Systems Joint Project Office (RSJPO), an Army-Marine Corps effort that supplies various robots to the AORs of Iraq and Afghanistan, has also evolved through the three logistics methods. During each approach, many positive benefits were discovered. Along with those benefits, there were and are still today challenges to be confronted and overcome. The Robotics Program's experience and lessons learned since it began real time theater support in 2003 can aid all logistics programs by exemplifying the better ways to provide the best logistics with the knowledge, skills, and tools available today. All logistics functions, as shown by the Robotics Program, can be provided incredibly fast, quite inexpensively, and with superior quality and customer satisfaction.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *ROBOTS , *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , *SOFTWARE TOOLS , JUST IN TIME INVENTORY , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , SYMPOSIA , LESSONS LEARNED


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE