Lessons for modern manufacturing and supply from the Great War
conference contributionposted on 26.06.2018, 09:15 by Wayne D. Osborne, Keith Case
The primary source research is going to be based upon the examination of war diaries and personal papers with reference to three specimen battles, or perhaps rather campaigns, during the Great War. Loos, in September 1915, Arras in April – May 1917 and The 100 Days between August and November 1918. The engagements are to be looked at with reference to manufacturing output and supply. Quite simply how did the availability and delivery of supplies affect the outcome of these battles in their at-tempt to solve the crisis of the war? Was anything learned and implemented by manufacturing and sup-ply after each battle?. The Great War has a huge amount to tell us, it contains many lessons for the future. How the British nation managed to go from an inability to manufacture all of its military requirements in 1914 to manufacturing and supplying so much later in the war that the material losses of March/April 1918 were absorbed and recouped and how the mobile war of August to November 1918, the 100 Days, was maintained and supplied is worth examining.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering