Preparing Logistics Managers to Manage Modern Military Supply Chains

Dariusz Grala
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Issue 3B, 36-46, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2450


Purpose: The aim of conducted research was to identify a set of competencies required of a logistics manager, in managerial positions in the armed forces, necessary to manage contemporary military supply chains. Design/Methodology/Approach: The research process consisted of theoretical and empirical parts. The theoretical part included the analysis of current scientific studies on the problem of logistics managers' education, requirements set by employers in the military and civilian labour market, as well as the applicable legal acts on the subject in question. The empirical part of the study was based on a diagnostic survey with the use of an interview questionnaire. The study involved 26 experts holding managerial positions in military and civilian logistics entities and persons responsible for logistics education at universities, 7 managers from logistics companies, 11 officers from military logistics units, 8 university teachers responsible for developing study programs. The research was conducted in 2020-2021. Practical Implications: The research results may be helpful in the process of developing curricula dedicated to logistics managers, both in the armed forces and in the civil market. Originality/Value: This study is an original study of experts involved in the education of logistics managers.

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