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Logistisk kulmination - en eller två sidor av myntet?: En betraktelse utifrån ett annorlunda perspektiv
Swedish National Defence College.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Logistic Culmination – One or Two Sides of the Coin? : An Observation From a Different Point of View (English)
Abstract [en]

Logistic Culmination – One or Two Sides of the Coin?

An Observation From a Different Point of View


Logistic culmination can be compared to a stretched rubber band. If combat units moves in direction away from the supplies the rubber band will gradually stretch. The rubber band will eventually burst and at that point the logistic culmination will be a fact. But if the rubber band was to be let go before bursting, it will instead be contracted. At the maximum contraction point the rubber band will for a split second be wider. Could this metaphor show that there exists an opposite way of reaching logistic culmination?


This essay borrows an old culmination concept from astronomy and utilizes it within logistic culmination. Astronomic culmination has two underlying perspectives, the upper and lower culmination point, in contrast to logistic culmination which only has one perspective. These two points are connected by being each other’s opposites.


By setting the current meaning of logistic culmination as the upper culmination point the author aims at finding out the lower culmination point and examines the connection between these two points.


The examination is built on a statement that there exist two underlying perspectives within logistics, just as in astronomy with the upper and lower culmination point. If the examination of the concept will succeed a wider understanding of how logistic culmination occurs could be achieved. If the lower logistic culmination point can be verified it could mean that logistic culmination within military science can change, which also could affect military planning.


The statement taken has with logic assumptions showed that there are two underlying perspectives in logistics just like astronomy. Logistic culmination as it is explained today has given only half of the meaning compared to how this concept ought to be viewed according to this essay. This essay gives the concept logistic culmination more precision compared to the former meaning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 47 p.
Keyword [sv]
Kulmination, Logistik, Förnödenhetsförsörjning, Begreppsförändring
National Category
Philosophy Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-1151OAI: diva2:415566
Educational program
Högre stabsofficersutbildning (HSU)
Available from: 2011-06-29 Created: 2011-05-08 Last updated: 2013-02-20Bibliographically approved

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