Modernization OF the joint forces ammunition logistics information system: Agile, adaptive, serving the modular forces

Irina Farquhar, Alan Sorkin

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This study proposes targeted modernization of the Department of Defense (DoD's) Joint Forces Ammunition Logistics information system by implementing the optimized innovative information technology open architecture design and integrating Radio Frequency Identification Device data technologies and real-time optimization and control mechanisms as the critical technology components of the solution. The innovative information technology, which pursues the focused logistics, will be deployed in 36 months at the estimated cost of $568 million in constant dollars. We estimate that the Systems, Applications, Products (SAP)-based enterprise integration solution that the Army currently pursues will cost another $1.5 billion through the year 2014; however, it is unlikely to deliver the intended technical capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-327
Number of pages205
JournalResearch in Human Capital and Development
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Demography
  • Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

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