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From Battlefield to Boardroom: Logistics, the Key to Victory   

Every military battlefield victory includes stories about how the organization and movement of supplies and personnel (logistics) saved the day. Today, we order something online for delivery tomorrow without an afterthought. Explore the role of logistics in military operations and business through stories that highlight the vital need for reliable logistics. Examine how the global “supply chain” has become so very efficient but also vulnerable to new threats. General George Patton is famous for the Third Army dash through France; but it was through LTG J.C.H. Lee’s logistical genius that supplies kept up with Patton. Today, a tiny electrical device fabricated in Vietnam can be on your doorstep within 24 hours of ordering it. The amount of goods arriving at the west coast that must be organized and tracked for positioning and delivery is astonishing.