By David Beaumont. Through the course of 2017, and because of my academic research, I have been extremely fortunate to interview a range of senior military officers and public servants. These officials were responsible for key decisions with respect to the transformation of logistics as it applied to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the… Continue reading The realities of logistics and strategic leadership: lessons from the ADF’s senior-most logisticians
by Hayden Marshall It is no wonder that logisticians are regarded as a humourless bunch for they have spent many years living in fear of Alexander the Great’s wrath (and his successors) that famously declared that the logisticians would be the first to be slain if the campaign fails. The prospect of a slaying often… Continue reading Surviving your time as a military logistician
By Gabrielle M. Follett. Trust. The willingness of a party to be vulnerable to the actions of another party based on the expectation that the other will perform a particular action important to the trustor, irrespective of the ability of the ability to monitor or control that other party. In a recent post in 'From… Continue reading The trust deficit – why do we expect logistics to fail us?