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Building on the success of last year’s event, SMi have produced this latest conference in order to address the very latest developments in supply chain management.

The conference will consider all of the latest developments in the supply chain management field and will examine the issues that are important to the defence and aerospace industry. New issues, such as training and development, will be analysed and the conference aims to give a balanced perspective across all of the services.

As a senior defence executive, you will be aware of the importance and potential of this field. This event offers you the opportunity to network with key government, military and industry experts and you will benefit from focused information provided by an outstanding panel of speakers.

The first SMi Supply Chain Management in Defence and Aerospace conference was widely regarded as being extremely informative. The presentations were highly commended for their content by the delegates. In order to guarantee your place at this important conference, please register using the form overleaf.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Ian Canadine

Dr Ian Canadine, Director General, Institute of Logistics

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Air Commodore Graham Skinner

Air Commodore Graham Skinner, Director of Support Management, Royal Air Force

9:40 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (SCM) IN THE ARMED SERVICES

Group Captain David Kendrick

Group Captain David Kendrick, Deputy Director Logistic Support Services (Information/Data Management), Royal Air Force

  • Overview of SCM requirements
  • Evolution of the tri-service research department
  • Benefits of amalgamating logistic research across the services
  • Critical success factors involved
  • Promoting best practice throughout military organisations
  • Future developments including the evolution of performance matrices
  • 10:20 CROSS- FUNCTIONAL ROLES IN LOGISTICS IN DEFENCE

    Brigadier Malcolm Wood

    Brigadier Malcolm Wood, Director of Materiel Support, British Army

  • Logistics as link between company, supplier and client
  • Issues arising from internal environment of supply chain management
  • The influence of logistics on other corporate functions
  • Strategic alliances with suppliers
  • Examining the logistics/manufacturing interface
  • Towards effective capability and flexibility decisions, production planning and control systems
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 STRATEGY

    Jeffrey Jones

    Jeffrey Jones, Deputy Commander, Defense Logistics Support Command, Defense Logistics Agency

  • The 21st Century logistics challenge
  • Best commercial practices and emerging technologies
  • Supply chain integration opportunities for the Warfighter
  • Industry’s future role in commodity and combat system support
  • The way ahead, how DLA’s strategic plan meets the challenge
  • 12:00 RELATIONSHIPS

    Mike Walters

    Mike Walters, Director of Procurement, Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems

  • The changing environment and its effect on the business
  • The subcontractor role in achieving mission success
  • The lean approach to achieve best value
  • The importance of metrics in supply chain management
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROCESSES

    David Macleod

    David Macleod, Managing Director, Logistics Training International

  • Overview of training processes
  • Developing logistics potential through people
  • Implementing an effective training initiative
  • Understanding the needs of the customer fully
  • Effects of the advances of technology
  • The need for a recognised qualification structure
  • 14:40 TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES

    Nancy Johnson

    Nancy Johnson, Director JTAV Office, Department of Defense, US

  • Automative identification technology as an asset visibility enabler
  • JTAV architecture development
  • JTAV lateral redistribution initiative and business rules
  • JTAV In-theater operations
  • Measuring TAV effectiveness
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CUSTOMER FOCUS

    Dale Adams

    Dale Adams, Head of Materials, Aerojet

  • Supply chain objectives flow from the customer
  • Customer involvement in total supply chain optimisation
  • Alignment of customer-supplier strategies
  • Leveraging operational excellence to improve speed and agility
  • Obsolescence driving re-qualification means opportunity
  • 16:20 STRATEGIC SOURCING IN DEFENCE AND AEROSPACE

    Dr Jose Guzman

    Dr Jose Guzman, Head of Lean Enterprise Project, Lucas Aerospace

  • The role of sourcing in improving the supply chain
  • The elements of strategic sourcing
  • Developing and implementing a lean supply chain
  • Overview of the strategy process
  • Importance of information and technical support
  • Future issues surrounding managing the supply chain.
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Roy Ayliffe

    Roy Ayliffe, Director of Professional Practice, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

    9:10 SUPPORT TO THE FUTURE ARMY

    Lieutenant Colonel John Lewis

    Lieutenant Colonel John Lewis, Staff Officer, Land Warfare, Directorate General of Development and Trenchard Lines

  • The spectrum of future conflict
  • The nature of the future battlespace
  • Operating where? With whom? With what?
  • Changes in support requirements
  • Advances in technology (particularly affecting the support chain)
  • What can industry offer the military support chain
  • 9:40 STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

    Mel Shutes

    Mel Shutes, Procurement Director, Supplier Management and Development, British Aerospace

  • Exploring alliances as way of increased return of investment
  • Evaluating areas of co-operation
  • A process methodology and its operational application
  • Understanding the value of a common strategy aligned to end user
  • The need for a structured communication framework
  • The practical results and returns from supplier partnerships
  • 10:20 QUALITY

    Richard Tye

    Richard Tye, Quality Process Leader, Vickers Systems Division Aeroquip-Vickers

  • Implementing a six sigma program
  • Improving the cost of doing business
  • Enhancing the company’s competitiveness
  • Importance of training in starting a quality initiative
  • How the implementation of the system fits in to the defence and aerospace industry’s plans for the future
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 SUPPLY CHAIN RELATIONSHIPS IN AEROSPACE (SCRIA)

    Rob Crook

    Rob Crook, Chairman, SCRIA Steering Committee, Society of British Aerospace Companies

  • The SCRIA Code of Practice - a better way of working
  • A structured approach to training and development
  • Benefits to participants
  • Objective help with relationship evaluation
  • Relationship with integrated project teams
  • Practical results from adopting the code
  • 12:00 GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING

    Mike Clifford

    Mike Clifford, Chief Executive, Consortium of Lancashire Aerospace

  • The effect on manufacturers of industry consolidation
  • How the supply chain is affected.
  • The importance of communication
  • How will people exchange information?
  • Changes in working practices
  • Future requirements
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 LEAN SUPPLY CHAIN PRINCIPLES

    Kamaljit Chander

    Kamaljit Chander, Supply Chain Analyst, Exel Logistics Aviation

  • Implementing value-added solutions to the automotive, electronics and aviation sectors
  • The current state of play with regards to problems and issues facing commercial organisations operating within the aviation sector with regards to spare parts availability
  • The criticality of the changing external environment within the aviation sector and it’s impact on the supply chains and the requirements of lean supply chain management
  • The solutions formulated in order to address the issues and problems in the supply chain
  • The vision for holistic supply chain integration within the defence industry
  • 14:40 MAINTAINING CORPORATE PROFITABILITY

    Colin Webster

    Colin Webster, Purchasing Manager, Marconi Electronic Systems

  • Effective resource allocation
  • A review of primary financial reporting instruments in the context of the supply chain
  • Applying standard financial ratios to measure the impact of logistics decisions
  • Developing a comprehensive understanding of the impact of logistics decisions on corporate revenues
  • Using alternative logistics infrastructure systems
  • The importance of developing an understanding of intra and inter-organisational influences on financial performance
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 BENCHMARKING

    Phil Parry

    Phil Parry, Director of Aerospace Programmes, Bourton Group

  • How to identify gaps between best practice and the current operating system
  • Using benchmarking to understand how best practice companies achieve superior performance
  • Exploring product benchmarking
  • Assessing the use of functional or process benchmarking
  • Determining the role of critical success factors
  • Understanding the relationship between critical success factors and the benchmarking process
  • 16:20 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE YEAR 2000

    Steve Ling

    Steve Ling, Year 2000 Programme Director, British Aerospace

  • Identifying and assigning criticall in the supply chain
  • Optimising the cost of supply chain management
  • Gathering and ensuring quality of information
  • The supply chain in contingency planning
  • The supply chain and future readiness issues for the defence and aerospace industry
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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