Remembering D-Day: Looking Back on 75 Years of History
June 6, 2019
Today LMI recognizes and honors the brilliant minds, hard work, and tremendous sacrifice of the men and women who planned, conducted, and took part in the one of the most successful invasions in military history. On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, we are remembering the 156,000 American, British, and Canadian troops that stormed 50 miles of fiercely defended beaches in northern France. To effectively execute this operation, the Allied forces strategically planned the invasion, which not only consisted of a resilient force but also required the operation of 6,939 ships and landing vessels, 2,395 aircraft, and 867 gliders that delivered men and materiel.
D-Day has proved to be the most collaborative, strategic, logistics-focused mission inclusive of naval, air, and land assault teams. Looking at today’s emerging global threats and years of persistent conflict, we must leverage the same technological and logistical capabilities that helped the nation and its allies win World War II. Maintaining our military advantage truly hinges on partnerships to improve the readiness of the current Joint Force in operations around the globe while rapidly developing a modern and more lethal force for tomorrow’s battlefields.
As the DoD’s logistics partner for nearly 60 years, LMI continues to provide innovative solutions to the government’s most challenging problems. One example is our Peak/Next GenTM solution, a supply chain software tool that enables the military to manage inventory items with highly variable or infrequent demand.
LMI remains dedicated to supporting our warfighters by recommending the most innovative approaches to streamlining military logistics.