Five Hidden Skills that Military Veterans Bring to Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

Use your company’s military veterans and their five-hidden skill sets to make your company logistically successful. Central to the eventual Allied victory was not just General Patton, who swung his military units to attack in the opposite direction, but also a little-known logistical unit.

Tapping Military Talent: Shoes on the Ground

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain logistics companies view veterans as a crucial pool of potential employees, and consequently they are using a range of methods to recruit and hire former members of the military for their workforces

Hiring Our Veterans: How the Trucking Industry Enlists Military Vets for New Careers

Ryder Exchange

In the search for a steady stream of new drivers, technicians, and office personnel, trucking, transportation and logistics companies are increasingly turning to the latest recruits: military veterans.

Trucking Industry Looking to Military Vets to Curb Driver Shortage

Ryder Exchange

For many veterans, the military is the only career they’ve ever known,” Raley says. For example, some 35 percent of the 150,000 members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association are veterans, yet less than one percent of Americans serve or served in the military.

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2012

The Logistics of Logistics

Five Lessons from Military Logistics. Military folks excel in logistics because they focus on the five areas below and we would all be wise to do the same. Regardless of which branch of the military or specific job responsibilities, the military instills core values into every soldier. Please check out the most popular blog posts of 2012. Core Values / Culture.

Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

Supply Chain Network

Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation Humanitarian Logistics Information Technology Military Logistics New Ideas News & Info Procurement RFID Social SC Synergy Supply Chain Management Support Services & Industry Initiatives

Military and Manufacturing Outsourcing: Not All Guns and Roses

Inbound Logistics

Military outsourcing is good in concept but often problematic in practice for several reasons discussed in this article. This article will discuss why military outsourcing is currently problematic and explore why the military outsources mission-essential services. A comparison of similar outsourcing incentives associated with both military and manufacturing industrial complexes is discussed, along with some advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing with these sectors.

Supporting Our Veterans

The Network Effect

Leadership and Strategy Memorial Day military veteransMonday May 29th is Memorial Day, a day to remember the fallen. At the same time, one can’t help but. The post Supporting Our Veterans appeared first on The Network Effect.

More Logistics Quotes

The Logistics of Logistics

Smith (FedEx) General George Patton Joe Lynch logistic quotes logistics quotes military logistics quotes Napoleon quotes about military logistics I love a good logistics quote. Please check them out and share your favorite. “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.” ” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower. “Logistics is the practical art of moving armies.”

Why Russia’s Agricultural Import Ban is more Supply Chain than Economics

Logistics Viewpoints

The EU banned the export of military technology and certain technology used for oil and gas exploration and production in deep water, the […].

Factors Affecting Logistics Within The Aerospace & Defense Industry

Supply Chain Link

Just this past year, military funding for aircraft reduced leading aircraft manufacturers to shift their attention towards commercial aircraft. The aerospace and defense industry makes for a complex and ever-changing supply chain.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

On page 286, it said that Dr. William Muller who was the first public instructor of military science at the University of Gottingen, planned to launch the book named "T he Elements of the Art of War ". Basically, the reporter explained about the conditions of military deployment.

Amazon to Create More Than 100,000 New U.S. Jobs over the Next 18 Months

Supply Chain 24/7

based workforce from 180,000 in 2016 to over 280,000 by mid-2018, and with over 10,000 military veterans already work at Amazon and last year the company pledged to hire and train an additional 25,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years

Casting Vets Into the Private Sector

Inbound Logistics

Military veterans bring valuable skills and characteristics that make logistics operations stronger

Big changes coming to the supply line, just not where you thought they’d be

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Autonomous shipping is not just a huge deal for commercial shipping companies, it will also make a huge impact in military applications. Autonomous trucks will be able to remove a huge burden from the military commanders, freeing up soldiers to perform more “soldierly” tasks.

Supply Chain Visibility: Lifting the Fog of Business

Enterra Insights

In his famous book On War, military strategist Carl von Clausewitz wrote, “War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters … Continued.

Dedication to Career, Life and Family

Supply Chain Nation

Rebecca’s strong dedication to her job and helping customers comes directly from her military background. Being in the military also formed Rebecca’s passion for exercising and running. SCN: What branch of the military did you serve?

What Drives My Passion for Supply Chain Management?

Talking Logistics

For me who has spent the last 20 years in the military focused on different types of ROI as they pertain to logistics planning and coordination on the battlefield, there is an excitement in translating the skills and experience from military logistics to corporate America. Last week, I received the following email from a LinkedIn connection: I hope you do not mind me sending a personal message.

Going Beyond the Call of Duty

Inbound Logistics

Logistics companies are going above and beyond to ensure our nation’s heroes find opportunities to transfer their skills from the military to long-term, successful careers

FMCG: Costs and Supply Chain Excellence

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The supply chain in an active military deployment must be a super-slick Rolls-Royce of an organisation…….not! Well, actually my friend rated the quality of supply chain in the military as ………. Yes, you can probably guess the short but not so sweet military technical term used.

This Week in Logistics News (November 7-11, 2016)

Talking Logistics

military, the men and women who have risked and sacrificed so much to protect our homeland and democracy, as we continue to work toward creating a more perfect union. Brexit passed. The Cubs won the World Series. Donald Trump won the presidency. What’s next?

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Innovation: Rivals, Challengers, and Defenders

Enterra Insights

military innovations developed during the Cold War, they assume those innovations were the result … Continued. When most people think about U.S. The post Innovation: Rivals, Challengers, and Defenders appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Innovation Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Mind Map for Operational Transparency in SAP

Supply Chain Movement

The military calls this environment “VUCA” and it stands for: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. Enabling business users to directly access drill-down Business Intelligence is the solution for optimizing processes in a world which is constantly changing.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management


Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II. History of Supply Chain Management.

Apply Yourself to Everything You Do

Supply Chain Nation

Donna joined the military in her 20s after deciding that she wanted to serve her country. She shares with us her experience in the military, and what Veterans Day means to her. SCN: What branch of the military did you serve? SCN: How did your military service shape your life?

What Does It Mean to be “Strategic” in Supply Chain, Anyway?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

As an entry point, here’s a quote from 19 th -century military theorist Carl von Clausewitz: “Tactics is the art of using troops in battle; strategy is the art of using battles to win the war.”.

How Can Sun Tzu’s The Art of War Help Your Supply Chain Resiliency Planning?


Before else, let’s be clear – supply chain resiliency and military engagement are not the same thing. Hundreds of years ago, during times of mass territorial warfare in historic China, Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War as a wise compendium for the keen general on how to better manage an army, outwit an enemy, and minimize casualties on the battlefield. The Art of War preached proactive strategies to most efficiently conquer an enemy and minimize losses.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market


The United States military ensured that the services and supplies were provided at the right time and at the right place. This also gave birth to several military logistics techniques which are still in use in a more advanced form.

Different Strokes for Different Folks (to Yield Better Results?)?

Supply Chain Shaman

With a history of forecasting military fire in Iraq, Enterra uses cognitive computing capabilities to redefine decision support in consumer products. This week I spent time in Silicon Valley talking to technology innovators. Disruption in supply chain planning is happening.

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Procurement Leaders Blog Post: Cross-Functional Teaming is Easier Said Then Done


Captain Thetford noted that in the military, it is always a challenge to get these teams to work as they are envisions.

Total Disruption: On the Horizon (Part 1)

The Network Effect

The US Air Force had similar problems with its ERP implementation, and in 2012 shut its Expeditionary Combat Support System (ECSS) project, after 10 years and $1 billion dollars in which the Air Force gained “no significant military capability.”

NASCES 2016: End-to-End Supply Chain Management Transformations

The 21st Century Supply Chain

And yet we continue to perpetuate organizational structures and work practices that were established in the Industrial Revolution based upon military concepts of command and control. by Trevor Miles I was at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit in Chicago earlier this week.

Trends—July 2014

Inbound Logistics

Everything You Do Now Paves the Way for the Rest of Your Life

Supply Chain Nation

She shares with us what her experience in the military has done for her, in terms of shaping her career and mindset, and what Veterans Day means to her each year. SCN: What branch of the military did you serve? I joined the military to travel.

Digitization is not the same as Digital Transformation, and AI cannot help supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

In fact, most organizational structures, which dictate the processes, date back to military concepts of communications. by Trevor Miles Much is being written about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) recently. It is the topic du jour.

Who owns S&OP? by Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The kitchen staff at restaurants is structured around a very distinct hierarchy with a clear chain of command, similar to a military unit. by Steven J. Puricelli Last month, I launched a new blog series on sales and operations planning (S&OP).

The Challenges Surrounding Volkswagen

Supply Chain Matters

There is an expression that is often cited in business and military situations: “We are so, so screwed” That expression likely describes current conversations among the halls and facilities of Volkswagen. The U.S. Justice Department has begun a wide ranging investigation into alleged use of software installed in nearly a half-million diesel powered cars that […].

Drones in Distribution: Thinking Inside the Box

Logistics Bureau

There are a few hurdles to be overcome before drones in distribution become a widespread commercial reality, not least of them being the safety aspect and risk of conflict with general aviation users—in other words, pilots of private, military and commercial aircraft.

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7 Supply Chain Tips from Superheroes!

Supply Chain Opz

7) Work in concert : HL deals with many stakeholders such as government, military, business, media and other NGOs and each one of them has the different objectives. Supply chain management is everywhere and even the superheroes can give you some lessons!

Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You?


Participants must select a route for their military convoy from three possible options. Can people really trust information produced from a system under high stress, high risk, supply chain disruption situations? This problem was indirectly explored by a group of researchers from NC State University’s Laboratory for Analytic Science.