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Smart defence procurement, born out of the desire for change, aims to enhance defence capability by acquiring and supporting equipment more effectively in terms of time, cost and performance, now and for the future.

Building on the success of last year’s Smart Defence Procurement conference, we have produced this unique forum in order to address the very latest issues, government policies and technological advancements within defence procurement.

As a defence specialist you will be aware of the recent developments within the procurement field. We would therefore like to invite you to register for SMi’s Smart Defence Procurement.

To compliment this conference a half-day post conference workshop is being run in association with BMT Reliability Consultants.

Defence Maintenance from a reliability viewpoint

Morning of Friday 12th November 1999

The workshop will examine the role of maintenance and reliability and its importance within the smart procurement process.

Smart Defence Procurement is organised and produced by SMi: we specialise in providing senior executives with timely, strategic and focussed information. SMi conferences are leading-edge business events offering delegates the opportunity to meet senior industry, military and government figures and seek their advice and opinions.

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Sir Robert Walmsley KCB FEng, Chief of Defence Procurement, UK Defence Procurement Agency

Iain Duncan Smith MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, House of Commons

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Ron Matthews,

Dr Ron Matthews,, Department of Defence Management and Security Analysis,, Cranfield University

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS SMART DEFENCE PROCUREMENT

Sir Robert Walmsley KCB FEng,

Sir Robert Walmsley KCB FEng,, Chief of Defence Procurement,, UK Defence Procurement Agency

  • Smart defence procurement - born out of the desire for change
  • Building on the proposals set out by the Strategic Defence Review
  • The role of the Defence Procurement Agency
  • How will smart defence procurement be implemented in the next millennium?
  • Learning from the past and building for the future
  • 9:40 PILOT PROJECTS

    Commodore Nigel Guild,

    Commodore Nigel Guild,, Director Integrated Project Teams,, Smart Procurement Implementation (SPI)

  • Selection requirements for procurement projects
  • Redefining and developing the new procurement models
  • Developing a credible plan for improvement in cost, quality and time
  • Informing the roll out process across all projects
  • The role of industry in the Integrated Project Teams (IPT)
  • The need to maintain IPTs throughout the life of the project
  • 10:20 UNITED STATES DEFENSE COLLABORATION

    Dr Joe Golden,

    Dr Joe Golden,, Chief, Military Critical Technology Program,, US Department of Defense

  • The importance of international collaboration for the future of the defense industry
  • The implied benefits of multinational defense collaboration
  • Previous reforms of US procurement practice and their results
  • US collaboration and smart procurement
  • Future international collaboration
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 EUROPEAN DEFENCE COLLABORATION

    Michael Bell,

    Michael Bell,, Group Head of Strategic Analysis,, British Aerospace

  • Transatlantic developments and the case for European consolidation
  • Progress in European consolidation over the last twelve months
  • The role of European institutions (EU, WEAG, OCCAR etc)
  • European collaboration and smart procurement
  • Future plans for collaboration
  • 12:00 THE ROLE OF INDUSTRY

    Michael Collins,

    Michael Collins,, Senior Marketing Manager,, Racal Radar Defence Systems

  • The need for consultation between industry and government
  • Joint methods of working to implement smart procurement
  • The changing nature of relations as smart procurement develops
  • The need to improve industry’s understanding of government’s needs and constraints
  • The way forward for future relationships
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 USA PERSPECTIVE ON SMART PROCUREMENT

    Larry McQuien,

    Larry McQuien,, Deputy Director Business Ventures and Industrial Co-operation,, Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems

  • Overview of the Joint Strike Fighter program
  • Evolving from integrated product development to integrated product ownership
  • Adapting commercial practices to the needs of the warfighter
  • Leveraging international co-operation in development and support of the Joint Strike Fighter
  • 14:20 IMPLEMENTING SMART PROCUREMENT

    Professor Trevor Taylor,

    Professor Trevor Taylor,, Head, Department of Defence Management and Security Analysis, Cranfield University,Royal Military College of Science

    15:00 SMART DEFENCE PROCUREMENT - THE ROLE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

    Phil Cooper,

    Phil Cooper,, DERA point of contact for FASM,, DERA UK

  • Defence research within DERA
  • Research co-ordination strategy for FASM
  • Development of submarine concepts
  • Technology transfer to industry
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 RELIABILITY - THE NEW APPROACH

    Stuart Duffin,

    Stuart Duffin,, Marketing Director,, BMT Reliability Consultants

  • Maintenance free operating periods
  • Understanding and delivering non-constant rate models
  • Implementing effective failure prognostics
  • The ultra reliable aircraft programme
  • Smart procurement for improving in-service life
  • Smart procurement for improved reliability in the future
  • 16:30 CLOSING ADDRESS SMART DEFENCE PROCUREMENT

    Bruce George,

    Bruce George,, Chairman of the Defence Select Committee,, House of Commons

  • Strategic Defence Review - 12 months of smart procurement
  • Measured benefits of smart procurement
  • Future requirements for defence procurement
  • The effect of the changing battlefield on future requirements
  • Lessons learnt from past procurement programmes and processes
  • How it is now perceived that smart procurement will lead our armed forces into the next millennium
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Informal networking drinks reception for delegates and speakers

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Professor Keith Hartley,

    Professor Keith Hartley,, Director of Centre for Defence Economics,, University of York

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS UK DEFENCE POLICY

    Iain Duncan Smith MP,

    Iain Duncan Smith MP,, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence,, House of Commons

    9:40 DEFENCE POLICY

    Air Commodore Gary Waters

    Air Commodore Gary Waters, Head of Australian Defence Staff,, Australian High Commission

  • Current strategic policy
  • Defence reform programme
  • Defence’s first accrual budget
  • 10:20 DEFENCE ACQUISITION

    John Burke,

    John Burke,, Counsellor for Defence Acquisition and Logistics,, Australian High Commission

  • Industry and procurement policy
  • Project management reform
  • Earned value management
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 EQUIPMENT DEVELOPMENT

    Dr Graham Thornton,

    Dr Graham Thornton,, Group Director, Marketing and Business Development,, Smiths Industries Aerospace

  • The price of equipment development from conception to supply
  • How can equipment development and procurement be made smarter?
  • Identification of low risk equipment development as an option in smart procurement
  • Use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) equipment to supply the armed forces
  • Replacing new systems procurement with technology insertion on in-service platforms
  • A case study for equipment development
  • 12:00 NETHERLANDS

    Gertie Arts,

    Gertie Arts,, Directorate of Materiel Policy,, Netherlands Ministry of Defence

  • Overview of the Netherlands armament policy
  • Objectives of current Netherlands procurement policies
  • The essential elements of a successful procurement programme
  • Fulfilling future needs and operational requirements through smart procurement
  • Collaboration with other countries
  • Future plans and policy requirements
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 SWITZERLAND

    Martin Stahel,

    Martin Stahel,, Deputy Managing Director,, Defence Procurement Agency, Central Services, Switzerland

  • Overview of the Swiss armament policy
  • Objectives of current Swiss procurement policies
  • The essential elements of a successful procurement programme
  • Fulfilling future needs and operational requirements
  • Collaboration with other European countries
  • Re-engineering the Swiss procurement process
  • 14:40 SPECIAL ADDRESS ORGANISING FOR SMART PROCUREMENT

    Deputy Director,

    Deputy Director,, Defence Technology Group,, Ministry of Defence Singapore

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SIMULATION FOR SMART PROCUREMENT

    Dr John Duncan,

    Dr John Duncan,, Head of Warship Simulation Based Design Programme,, UK Defence Procurement Agency

  • Virtual prototyping technology to revolutionise defence procurement
  • The VITESSE study - integrating product models, design analyses and distributed simulations for Integrated Project Teams
  • Leveraging low-cost commercial off the shelf (COTS) software
  • The ability to eliminate:

    design errors at the earlier stages

    costly hardware prototypes

  • The NATO test case study:

    collaborative investment, development and re-use

  • Verification, validation and accreditation issues to ensure:

    required fidelity

    required credibility

  • 16:20 FUTURE CARRIER CASE STUDY

    Chris Prosser,

    Chris Prosser,, Requirements and Risk Manager, CVF Project Team,, UK Defence Procurement Agency

  • Benefits gained from the Strategic Defence Review
  • The importance of smart procurement for future aircraft carriers
  • The results of improved requirements management
  • The necessity to improve emphasis on cost
  • The use of an integrated support strategy for duration of in-service life
  • Future CVF Integrated Project Team (IPT) principles
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Defence Maintenance from a Reliability Viewpoint
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    Defence Maintenance from a Reliability Viewpoint

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    12th November 1999
    London, United Kingdom

    Defence Maintenance from a Reliability Viewpoint
    Workshop

    Defence Maintenance from a Reliability Viewpoint

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    12th November 1999
    London, United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

    51/53 Hatton Garden
    London EC1N 8HN
    United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

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