October 1997

Chapter 8: Consumer Logistics


801. It has been formally recognized (1) that nations and NATO Authorities have a collective responsibility for logistic support of NATO multinational operations. The actual logistic resources, whether they are logistic support units, supplies or service capabilities, remain, in general, national assets under national ownership. Very few NATO stocks or supplies, or equipment are "owned" by NATO.

802. Logistics staffs at all levels work in a constant effort to harmonize all of the requirements; enhance standardization of equipment, materiel and procedures; establish procedures for support of forces; and, in essence maximise all possible cooperative efforts between nations.


  1. MC 319/1

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