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I am delighted to invite you to attend SMi’s Fourth Annual Defence Maintenance conference has now been finalised. This conference will explore the main issues related to the maintenance service in the Armed Forces such as: contractor maintenance management, reliability centred maintenance, the advanced integrated maintenance support system and the evolution of information technology.

SMi has assembled top military and industry experts to address the critical issues in this increasingly important area of military operations.

One of the main aims of this conference is to address the practical problems associated with the outsourcing of defence maintenance. In order to achieve this, an unrivalled selection of case studies have been prepared with the hope of providing invaluable insight into how maintenance problems have been overcome.

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 on the morning of 21st February 2001.

As a senior industry executive you will be aware of the importance of effective management of defence maintenance operations and relevant subcontracting issues. This is your chance to meet senior military and industry executives from the leading companies in this industry and discuss current and anticipated future developments. It’s an event you can not afford to miss.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Glyn Parry

Glyn Parry, Chairman, UK Council for Electronic Business (UKCeB) Logistic and Support Working Group

9:10 MAINTAINING AND REPAIRING THE UK ARMY

Jim Drew

Jim Drew, Chief Executive, ABRO

  • The aim of ABRO
  • A short history of ABRO
  • The role of the servie in the UK MOD
  • How and why ABRO is so successful
  • Relationship with industry
  • What lies ahead for the industry
  • 9:40 GOVERNMENT-CONTRACTOR RELATIONSHIPS

    Captain Jeffrey A. Brooks and Thomas Schievelbein

    Captain Jeffrey A. Brooks and Thomas Schievelbein, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News; Chief Operating Officer, U.S Navy; Newport News Shipbuilding

  • Private-Private and Public-Private Partnership
  • Maintenance/Business Policy Re-Engineering
  • Matching e-Business Solutions
  • The Acquisition Process (Inception to Fruition)
  • Changing Roles in New Construction vs. Repair
  • Future Opportunities
  • 10:40 MAINTAINING THE EUROFIGHTER

    Karl-Heinz Fuchs

    Karl-Heinz Fuchs, Senior Programme Manager, Product Support Logistics - Eurofighter, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS)

  • Maintenance philosophy adopted for the Eurofighter
  • Framework of maintenance planning
  • Maintenance features
  • Use of information technology
  • Support solutions for the Eurofighter
  • 11:20 Morning Coffee

    11:40 MAINTENANCE FOR MILITARY HELICOPTERS

    Jack Dougherty and MR Jim Wilson

    Jack Dougherty and MR Jim Wilson, Director - Domestic Chonook Programs (Dougherty); CH-47F Project Engineer (Wilson), Boeing (Dougherty); US Army (Wilson)

  • Chinook programme overview
  • Chinook capability
  • Supportability requirements
  • Maintenance and support concept
  • Future plans
  • 12:20 MAINTAINING MILITARY HELICOPTERS

    Jukka Holkeri

    Jukka Holkeri, Vice President Support, Patria Finavetic

  • The maintenance system currently in use at Patria Ostermans
  • Further development options of the system
  • The role of an independent maintenance organisation
  • The Smart Adapter - concept
  • The future
  • 13:00 Lunch

    14:00 THE ADVANCED INTEGRATED MAINTENANCE SUPPORT SYSTEM

    Charles Dipman

    Charles Dipman, Manager, Programme Development, Maintenance Management Products, Raytheon Technical

  • Introduction to AIMSS
  • Getting the right information all the time
  • Just-in-time training
  • Expert system diagnostics
  • Example of AIMSS used in an integrated maintenance environment
  • 14:40 VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR TRAINING

    Professor Robert J. Stone

    Professor Robert J. Stone, Scientific Director, MUSE Virtual Presence

  • Using virtual reality to assist maintenance evaluation
  • Preserving technical investment: working effectively alongside conventional practices
  • Virtual reality maintenance demonstrator applications
  • Business and operational benefits
  • Future plans for virtual reality in aircraft maintenance
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 RELIABILITY-CENTRED MAINTENANCE IN THE ILS/CLS PROCESS

    Nick Schulkins

    Nick Schulkins, Marketing Manager, Defence, BMT Reliability Consultants

  • Overview of RCM in the ILS/LSA process;
  • ILS in a CLS procurement environment;
  • The links to technical publications;
  • Configuration management;
  • Links to the Supply Chain.
  • 16:20 CLOSING THE LOOP - AUTONOMIC LOGISTICS

    Ian Jackson

    Ian Jackson, UK Defence Sales manager, Spirent Systems - Aerospace solutions

  • Integration of both airborne and ground-based information domains
  • Real-time health and usage monitoring
  • Pro-active maintenance management and decision making
  • Putting the right information in the right place at the right time for mission effectiveness
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Director

    Director, Director, Compass Logistics

    9:10 NATIONAL DEFENCE INDUSTRIES COUNCIL (NDIC)

    Captain Glenn Morton

    Captain Glenn Morton, Assistant Military Deputy (Logistics), Defence Export Services Organisation (DESO)

  • Background to the initiative
  • Code of practice
  • Guide to performance standards
  • Application standards
  • Way ahead
  • 9:40 U.S. AIR FORCE MAINTENANCE IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

    Colonel Glen D. Locklear

    Colonel Glen D. Locklear, Chief, Maintenance Management Division, Directorate of Maintenance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

  • Changing paradigms
  • Maintenance - expeditionary aerospace force style
  • Personnel and training initiatives
  • Future of technical data and information systems
  • Challenges for the future
  • 10:20 MODERNISING SUPPORT FOR THE U.S. ARMY’S HEAVY ANTI-ARMOUR CAPABILITY

    Amy Barnett

    Amy Barnett, Chief, Logistics Management Division, Close Combat Anti-Armour Project Office, U.S. Army

  • Performance and capability
  • Changes to the support approach
  • Contract metrics and strategy
  • Results
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 USING COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE IN DEFENCE ORGANISATIONS

    Gerry Wall

    Gerry Wall, Senior Account Manager, Mxi Technologies

  • The advantages of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software
  • Case study: Naval aviation
  • Maintenance management of the U.S. Navy F/A-19 fleet; Case study: Army aviation
  • Maintenance management of two fleets of VIP transport aircraft
  • Case study: Air Force aviation training organisation
  • Maintenance management at a Canadian fighter pilot training organisation
  • 12:20 RADARS - THE DEVELOPMENT OF REMOTE MAINTENANCE

    Stephen M. Dunyk

    Stephen M. Dunyk, Technical Director Radar Product Support, Lockheed Martin

  • Remote Analysis and Maintenance; Remote Control and System Performance Assessment (Operational)
  • Remote Test, Diagnostics and Fault Isolation; Debug Capabilities (Built-in Test points, Remote Software downloads)
  • Remote Alignment; Benefits of Remote Control & Maintenance
  • Unmanned sites; Improved Efficiency; Lower Life Cycle Cost; Access to OEM System Experts
  • Virtual System Support Network; Systems netted together with Regional Centers
  • Performance, Diagnostics and Supply Chain Data; Structured Maintenance Oversight (Predicted Maintenance)
  • 13:00 Lunch

    14:00 ABRO CASE STUDY

    Chris Jones

    Chris Jones, Head of Production, Bovington, ABRO

  • The requirement/specification
  • Traditional re-build methods
  • The need for change
  • Modern techniques/processes
  • Example
  • 14:40 MAINTENANCE OF MISSILE SYSTEMS

    Albert J. Stam

    Albert J. Stam, , Head, Maintenance Engineering Anti-Air and Surface Warefare, SEWACO Division, Marine Maintenance Establishment

  • SEWACO’s approach to maintenance
  • Structured maintenance as an essential link in the chain
  • The development of this approach
  • The evaluation of information technology
  • Areas in which improvement is still necessary
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MAINTENANCE AND STOCK CONTROL - THE VIMMS SYSTEM

    Stephen Carey

    Stephen Carey, Senior Consultant - Engineering and Support Services, Vosper International

  • Numbering systems
  • Maintenance management and stock control
  • Ship/shore communications
  • Links to 3rd party software
  • Customisation scenarios
  • 16:20 EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - THE TRAINING DIMENSION

    Rob Browne

    Rob Browne, Defence Advisor, Browne & Root and Marshall Aerospace (BRAMA)

  • A green-field workforce
  • Solving the cost/production equation
  • Aligning MOD and civil regulations
  • Risk management
  • Industry growth
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Maintenance and Reliability in Military Logistics
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    Maintenance and Reliability in Military Logistics

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    21st February 2001
    London, United Kingdom

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    51/53 Hatton Garden
    London EC1N 8HN
    United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

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