Future logistics management


  • Fredrik Lind
  • Fredrik Lindgren
  • Daniel Oygun
  • Farshad Moradi

Publish date: 2011-01-19

Report number: FOI-R--3140--SE

Pages: 100

Written in: Swedish


  • Military logistics
  • logistics management
  • trends
  • vision


This study aims to create an understanding of the trends and requirements that are expected to affect logistics and its management in a time horizon beyond 10 years. The report has primarily focused on the operational logistics in a national context. In order to operate the logistics management successfully in the future, those who develop military logistics and its management need to relate to a number of identified trends and requirements.  Logistics management must create confidence that the chosen solution is the best which, in turn requires clear communication and participation  Increased cost-consciousness requires reduction of inventory and an efficient flow of materials and supplies  Demographic trends in most western countries give notice of a growing fight for labour in the future thereby requiring efficient logistics. Based on the trends and requirements identified in the report a vision that describes how logistics management should be developed to meet the challenges that lie ahead, is presented. Future logistics management should:  Be able to exploit new technological opportunities, such as TAV systems, to achieve an improved situational awareness.  Be able to measure efficiency and effectiveness of various logistics units, parts of the supply chain, and the whole supply chain.  Have the ability to identify and handle different types of risks within the supply chain and have a developed ability to quickly restore the supply chain after a disturbance occurred. The long-term development of logistics management is associated with a number of uncertainties and a number of necessary decisions and trade offs are therefore needed to fulfil the vision.