According to the author Dave Beaumont, ‘there is a need for the Australian Army and its logisticians to address the transformation of its logistics capabilities, concepts and processes. It needs to reinvigorate a stalled evolution of its logistics capabilities and capacities by making transformation less of an extraordinary activity, and part of daily business for Army logisticians and planners.’
Published by the Australian Army Research Centre (Army research papers), Transforming Australian Army Logistics to Sustain the Joint Land Force addresses the topic of logistic transformation in two parts. The first part outlines Army’s track record with transforming logistics to establish the context behind which transformation should be examined in the future. The second part focuses upon observations and conclusions about the direction of transformation, proposes how problems may be prevented in the future, and identifies operational and non-operational issues that must be overcome in future transformative efforts.
This paper provides an excellent discussion about the future of logistics and highlights the importance of establishing the means and manner in which transformation should occur.