November-December 2016 Army Sustainment

  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: New Weapons for Building Readiness Army G-4Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: New Weapons for Building Readiness

    The Army’s use of enterprise resource planning systems will allow sustainers to manage their duties better than before.

  • Total Force Integration Requires Integrated Training Focus Total Force Integration Requires Integrated Training

    Future successful unified land operations will depend directly on the Army’s ability to leverage readiness potential from all components. To maximize these collective capabilities, training integration must significantly improve.

  • Leveraging Enterprise Data Systems to Estimate Sustainment Requirements in Europe Features Leveraging Enterprise Data Systems to Estimate Sustainment Requirements in Europe

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command is using enterprise data systems to make sure the European theater and its regionally aligned forces have what they need when they need it.

  • LOGSA: The Army’s Trusted Source of Readiness Information and Solutions FeaturesLOGSA: The Army’s Trusted Source of Readiness Information and Solutions

    The Army Materiel Command’s Logistics Support Agency turns data into information that leaders can use to make decisions at all levels.

  • Operational Logistics Planner for a Leaner, More Capable Expeditionary ArmyFeatures Operational Logistics Planner for a Leaner, More Capable Expeditionary Army

    The Combined Arms Support Command Planning Data Branch disseminates logistics planning information to the field through the simple-to-use, standalone program, Operational Logistics (OPLOG) Planner.

  • Logistics Forecasting and Estimates in the Brigade Combat TeamFeatures Logistics Forecasting and Estimates in the Brigade Combat Team

    Observer-coach trainers from the National Training Center provide methods for accurate, detailed logistics estimates.

  • GCSS-Army: The Future of Army LogisticsFeatures GCSS-Army: The Future of Army Logistics

    The Global Combat Support System–Army is a game-changing tool that can be used to improve the Army’s readiness. But in order to fully realize its capabilities, preparation and training are necessary.

  • Considerations for Supporting a Train, Advise, and Assist Environment in IraqFeatures Considerations for Supporting a Train, Advise, and Assist Environment in Iraq

    The 1st Theater Sustainment Command provides insights into the support Iraqi forces now need and the impact these needs are having on U.S. Army sustainment.

  • Managing Readiness Is All About Managing Information: An Interview With Retired Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. StevensonFeatures Managing Readiness Is All About Managing Information: An Interview With Retired Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson

    A former Army G-4 discusses the importance of developing and integrating enterprise resource planning systems to provide commanders with more timely and accurate information.

  • Ensuring Freedom of Movement in 2025 and Beyond Operations Ensuring Freedom of Movement in 2025 and Beyond

    The Freedom of Movement Rehearsal of Concept Drill explored the implications of sustaining future operations.

  • Creating a European Network to Connect Multinational Formations Operations Creating a European Network to Connect Multinational Formations

    The 21st TSC’s efforts to implement logistics systems and web-based applications on a common network led to the creation of a new dedicated mission network.

  • The Transformation of a BCT Through Excess Property Divestiture Operations The Transformation of a BCT Through Excess Property Divestiture

    Reorganizing a BCT and divesting its excess equipment is not an easy task; however, with proper planning and the correct system, it can be done while maintaining readiness.

  • What the Army Sustainment Command Does for Readiness Operations What the Army Sustainment Command Does for Readiness

    Using its subordinate units, the Army Sustainment Command improves equipment readiness by providing maintenance for organizations that do not have the capability or capacity to do their own.

  • Images of the Joint Logistics Enterprise: A BrainBlind Spot Images of the Joint Logistics Enterprise: A Brain

    This article, the last in a series of three, is about how to view the joint logistics enterprise as a learning system.

  • BCT 2020 Logistics: Where the Rubber Meets the RoadCommentary BCT 2020 Logistics: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

    The Brigade Combat Team 2020 reorganization has affected the capabilities of forward support companies.

  • Changing Times and Methods at the Defense Logistics AgencyCommentary Changing Times and Methods at the Defense Logistics Agency

    The Army national account manager team at the Defense Logistics Agency is focused on helping the Army get the supplies it needs.

  • Making the MOST of Mobilized Ordnance Specific Training Training & Education Making the MOST of Mobilized Ordnance Specific Training

    Joint Munitions Command facilities provide ordnance units with training that they could not accomplish otherwise. Expanding this program would provide greater benefits.

  • Inactivation: An Opportunity for a Major Logistics Training Event Training & Education Inactivation: An Opportunity for a Major Logistics Training Event

    Inactivating the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, provided unique training opportunities for logisticians and allowed the unit to become a force multiplier for deploying units.

  • The Logistics Estimation Workbook: 18 Years and CountingTools The Logistics Estimation Workbook: 18 Years and Counting

    The LEW uses doctrinal profiles and usage rates to calculate supply, maintenance, transportation, and casualty estimates.

  • PS Magazine Launches Mobile App Tools PS Magazine Launches Mobile App

    After 65 years in print, the popular preventive maintenance magazine is switching its focus from print to mobile distribution.