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360 Degree Logistics Readiness

What is it?
The program is intended to provide the synchronization of materiel readiness in order to generate and sustain combat power. The 360 Degree Logistics Readiness approach gives the Army the capability to see, assess, and synchronize its corporate enterprise assets in support of operational forces. This approach is embedded within the Army Campaign Plan (ACP) logistics objectives. This initiative focuses on every logistics effort needed to operate in today’s strategic context. This holistic view will enable Army leaders to more effectively influence the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process and budget decisions. The 360 Degree Logistics Readiness approach will provide answers to three questions frequently addressed to senior Army leaders:

  • Is the equipment where it needs to be and serviceable to meet the mission?
  • Is the sustaining base (depots) resourced and prioritized correctly?
  • Is the sustaining base performing as planned to support the National Military Strategy, ARFORGEN, and Grow the Army requirements?

What has the Army done?
The Army’s approach is to define and develop a 360 Degree Logistics Readiness concept and improve existing capabilities to provide visibility of Army level readiness indicators for senior Army leaders to make better informed decisions.

The Army has created a 360 Degree Logistics Readiness Action Officer Work Group (AOWG) which is overseen by the ACP General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC). The AOWG has identified initial indicators, metrics, measures, gaps, and seams required to achieve the objectives. The ACP Senior Leaders Review Group (SLRG) recommends approval of the 360 Degree Logistics Readiness objectives to the ACP GOSC.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The ACP GOSC reviews the SLRG recommendations and approves the 360 Degree Logistics Readiness objectives. The AOWG will continue to develop metrics, map database structure, identify gaps and seams, and develop mitigation strategies. The AOWG recommendations are routed through the ACP decision-making structures for final approval and to ensure proper alignment to the other ACP objectives.

Why is this important to the Army?
The 360 Degree Logistics Readiness approach will provide senior Army leaders with the ability to assess the current state of Army logistics support and assist in future projections. While the Army currently has a capability to assess the health of logistics support, it is time consuming and manpower intensive. The 360 Degree Logistics Readiness approach will provide a more holistic view of support and improve and expand the quality of logistics information which supports current operations, modular force development, and equipping the Army.

POC: LTC Brent Bolander (703) 614-0736

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