This may seem a strange title for a WWII related subject but in fact it is probably more appropriate then you’d expect.
One of the definitions of Supply Chain Management is “the management of the flow of goods and services,involves the movement and storage of raw materials, of work-in-process inventory, and of finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption”
Replace the word “consumption” with “action” or “combat” and you can apply the principle of Supply Chain management to Operation Market Garden or a great number of other operations during WWII.
The reason why I chose Market Garden is twofold. Firstly because it had a great effect on the country I was born in.Secondly It was the largest airborne operation up to that point and is one of the best recorded mistakes by the allied forces.
Planning is key to successful supply chain demand and the forecast demand needs…
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