Transportation and Logistics

What is international logistics?

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11/30/2012

The negotiating, planning, and implementation of supporting logistics arrangements between nations, their forces, and agencies. It includes the furnishing of logistic support (major end items, materiel, and/or services) to, or receiving logistic support from, one or more friendly foreign governments, international organizations, or military forces, with or without reimbursement. It also includes the planning and actions related to the inter-meshing of a significant element, activity, or component of the military logistics systems or procedures of the United States with those of one or more foreign governments, international organizations, or military forces on a temporary or permanent basis. It includes planning and actions related to the utilization of U.S. logistics policies, systems, and/or procedures to meet requirements of one or more foreign governments, international organizations, or forces.