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Title: Military sourcing and logistics support for operations: a case study of the Ghana Armed Forces
Authors: Larvie, Carl Selasi
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2017
Abstract: Military operations primarily aim to create security and peaceful environment and in some cases, offer humanitarian assistance. It is for this and many other reasons why sourcing for the right logistics requirements are critical for the success or otherwise of a military operation. The study primarily examined the effect of military sourcing and logistics support for operations on the performance of military organizations using the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) as a case study. Specifically, this study identified the logistics needs of the Ghana Armed Forces and examined the process involved in sourcing decisions by the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF). Lastly, the study identified measures to improve logistics support for military operations. In order to achieve the objectives, the study employed descriptive statistics, tables and charts as tools of analysis. The survey method of data collection using standardised open and closed ended questionnaires was employed in this research. The study will make use of both open-ended and close-ended survey questions in other to gain a better understanding of the situation. The study sampled 40 military officers from the Logistics and Procurement Directorate of the Ghana Armed Forces. However, the response rate was 75%, which means that 30 military officers fully responded to the questionnaire. The result of the analysis indicates that sourcing logistics has not improved the performance of the GAF due to delay in the process. In terms of identifying the logistics needs for military operations, the study identifies military hardware such as ammunition and carrier vehicles as the major logistic needs of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF). Lastly, the study finds that although respondents are aware of the existence of the process of sourcing, they cannot state emphatically what the process involved, which implies that knowledge on the sourcing process is limited
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10068
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