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Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Department of Operational Sciences

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Seong-Jong Joo, PhD


The current narrative in logistics revolves around modernization and the rapid development and deployment of capabilities, which is a sentiment echoed across the Air Force and the DoD alike. However, the combination of intangible and tangible aspects of logistics can make it challenging to find a foundational place to start the process. The purpose of this study is to evaluate logistical factors to include land area, infrastructure, labor force, and GDP and their relationship to military power. This foundation will provide a baseline of areas for improvement and replication. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and linear regression were leveraged to analyze countries in the East Asian hemisphere and the United States. Additionally, the weight of the relationship between logistical factors and military power was explored. This research concludes that while countries are not entirely efficient at achieving military power, targeted areas can be used to improve with promising results. Moreover, the selected logistical factors were shown to exercise a strong influence over military power.

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