Five Hidden Skills That Military Veterans Bring to Logistics

Style Magazine Newswire | 1/12/2018, 2:24 p.m.
Towards the end of World War II, one of the greatest challenges the Allies faced was the bitter attack in ...
CHAD STORLIE

#4 - Planning and Anticipation of What Is Required to Succeed – Military leaders love to plan and anticipate how to create the conditions of success for a military operation to succeed. The Allied invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, the famed D-Day Operation, was incredible well planned down to enormous artificial piers that were towed from England to France so the invasion beaches could be instantly transformed into a mini-port to off load much needed supplies. The military planners were all too aware that their success would be imperiled if their plans were not accurate, detailed, realistic and precise. The same requirements of planning are also needed in civilian companies.

#5 - Synchronized Team Efforts Support the Larger Company Mission – Military logistics also seeks to ensure that they directly and on-time support the overall effort. The logistics plan must support the overall military commander’s plan and not be independent of the military operation. This focus and core belief that logistical success drives operational success make military logisticians great finds to support civilian logistical operations because they know they must make the civilian logistical operation successful. Military veterans are incredible team players that act to support the team’s success whatever their role.

Determining how to use military logistical skills to help civilian companies is a wonderful way that military skill sets support the success of logistical operations for civilian companies. Use your company’s military veterans and their five-hidden skill sets to make your company logistically successful!