BSc (Hons) Logistics Management
Integrating Professional Logistics Experience
Management of the Joint Deployed Inventory (MJDI) –
Project Management: Failing the End User
Total Word Count: 5655
Table of Contents
Introduction 3 Background 3
What is MJDI? 4
The Management Flaws 4
Project Failures Affecting the End User 5 Identifying Stakeholders 5 Work Breakdown Structure 8 Communication 10 Risk Management 12
Conclusion 15 References 17 Reflective Log 18
A project is defined by A Lester as, “a unique set of coordinated activities, with definite starting and finishing points, undertaken by an individual or organisation to meet specific objectives within defined schedule, cost and performance parameters” Lester (2007, p.1).
This two-part written assignment includes an academic paper that examines management issues identified through the use of a reflective log, focusing on the development and practical application of reflective practice at an individual and organisational level.
The report identifies four key management issues of the project implementation of MJDI that affected the End User; these have been analysed in a reflective log (Appendix A), which has identified the positive and negative outcomes of a recent planned change: the introduction of the Management of the Joint Deployed Inventory (MJDI), a new inventory system implemented into the Front Line Commands (FLCs) i.e. Navy, Army and RAF.
In 2004, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) decided to optimise their existing Logistic Inventory Systems (Log IS) across all three Services as a result of operational lessons from every major deployment of British Forces since 1991. These unanimously recommended the introduction of a coherent
References: Option 4 became the preferred option MOD (2006). The RAF inventory management system was converted to the MJDI Pilot Operating Capability (POC) in December 2007. WHAT IS MJDI?