International Security Assistance Force JOPG Joint Operational Planning Group

International security assistance force jopg joint

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International Security Assistance Force JOPG: Joint Operational Planning Group KFOR: Kosovo Force, NATO-led international force in Kosovo MUST: Militära Underrättelse- och Säkerhetstjänsten (English: Swedish Military Intelligence and Security Service) NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization NORDCAPS: Nordic Coordinated Arrangement for Military Peace Support OSCE: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe PSO: Peace Support Operation SAF: Swedish Armed Forces SCM: Supply Chain Management SCRM: Supply Chain Risk Management TCC: Troop-Contributing Country UN PK: United Nations Peace Keeping UN: United Nations UNTSO: United Nations Truce Supervision Organization WEU: Western European Union
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VI TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Background ................................................................................................................................... 1 1.1.1 Mitigating Supply Chain Risk ................................................................................................ 1 1.1.2 Military Logistics ................................................................................................................... 2 1.2 Problem Discussion and Aim of Research .................................................................................... 4 1.3 Purpose and Research Question .................................................................................................... 5 1.4 Delimitations ................................................................................................................................. 5 1.5 Structure of the Thesis ................................................................................................................... 6 2. RESEARCH METHOD ...................................................................................................................... 8 2.1 Research Philosophy and Research Approach .............................................................................. 8 2.2 Case Study Research ..................................................................................................................... 9 2.3 The Research Process and the Data Collection ........................................................................... 10 2.4 The Reliability and Validity of the Study .................................................................................... 12 3. THE SUPPLY CHAIN IN A PSO CONTEXT ................................................................................. 14 3.1 The Peace Support Operation ...................................................................................................... 14 3.1.1 Sweden and Peace Support Operations .................................................................................... 15 3.2 The Peace Support Operation Supply Chain ............................................................................... 15 3.2.1 Sweden as a Small Nation .................................................................................................... 17 3.2.2 Levels in Military Logistics .................................................................................................. 18 4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK ..................................................................................................... 20 4.1 Overview of Key Concepts of SCRM ......................................................................................... 20 4.1.1 Supply Chain ........................................................................................................................ 20 4.1.2 Supply Chain Management .................................................................................................. 20 4.1.3 Risks and Risk Management ................................................................................................ 20 4.1.4 Supply Chain Risk Management .......................................................................................... 21 4.2 Supply Chain Risk Management Process .................................................................................... 22 4.2.1 Risk Identification ................................................................................................................ 22 4.2.2 Risk Analysis ........................................................................................................................ 23 4.2.3 Risk Control ......................................................................................................................... 25 4.3 Critical Success Factors for Risk Management ........................................................................... 27 4.3.1 An Overview of the Critical Success Factors ....................................................................... 28 4.3.2 Definitions of the Critical Success Factors ........................................................................... 29 5. THE SAFs SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESS .................................................. 33 5.1 Organizational Structure .............................................................................................................. 33 5.2 J4 Logistics Organization ............................................................................................................ 34
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VII 5.3 The Planning Process .................................................................................................................. 36 5.3.1 Stage 1, Governmental Request ........................................................................................... 37 5.3.2 Stage 2, Logistics Request and Response to a Request ........................................................ 38 5.3.3 Stage 3, Governmental Directive .......................................................................................... 39 5.3.4 Stage 4, Gather Data and Information .................................................................................. 40 5.3.5 Stage 5, Analyze Data and Information ................................................................................ 41 5.3.6 Stage 6, Follow Up and Writing Orders for Tactical Level ................................................. 42 6. ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION ..................................................................................................... 43 6.1 Analysis of the Critical Success Factors ..................................................................................... 43 6.1.1Top Management Commitment ............................................................................................. 43 6.1.2 Education .............................................................................................................................. 44 6.1.3 Cultural Aspects ................................................................................................................... 46 6.1.4 Communication .................................................................................................................... 47 6.1.5 Organizational Structure ....................................................................................................... 48 6.1.6 IT .......................................................................................................................................... 49 6.2 Analysis of the SCRM Process .................................................................................................... 51 6.2.1 Risk Identification ................................................................................................................ 51 6.2.2 Risk Analysis ........................................................................................................................ 52 6.2.3 Risk Control ......................................................................................................................... 54 6.3 Summary and Recommendation .................................................................................................. 55 7. CONCLUSION ................................................................................................................................. 57 7.1 Thesis Summary .......................................................................................................................... 57 7.2 Concluding the Research Questions ............................................................................................ 57 7.3 Contribution and Further Research ............................................................................................. 59 References ............................................................................................................................................. 60 Appenix
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