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The aim of this conference is to address all of the issues encompassed within Supporting the Forward Deployment, including integrated and contractor logistic support, cross-functional roles, multi-national forward deployment as well as looking at case studies of platform specific developments. As we move into the new millennium, even greater emphasis is being placed on more practical and cost-effective methods of supporting the soldier in the field.

As a senior industry executive, you will be aware of the importance and potential of this field. We would therefore like to invite you to register you to register now for Supporting the Forward Deployment.

Key presentations include:

ADVANCED LOGISTICS PROJECT (ALP)
Dr Todd Carrico, Program Manager, Advanced Logistics Project, DARPA

FIELD MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS INTEGRAL TO DESIGN: THE GRIPEN
Sigurd Petersson, Gripen Logistical Support, SAAB

THE ROLE OF INTERMEDIATE STAGING BASES IN SUPPORTING NATIONAL AND MULTI-NATIONAL DEPLOYMENTS
John Halliday, Senior Researcher, RAND

Please register now to guarantee your place at this important international conference.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerald Blakey

Gerald Blakey, Senior Defence Editor, Defence Procurement Analysis

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

Air Commodore Blencowe

Air Commodore Blencowe, Director, Support Chain (Air), Royal Air Force

  • History and the switch from citadel to deployed operations
  • Sustainment as a key military capability
  • Lessons from recent deployments
  • Tailoring the support chain agaisnt operational risk
  • The future of the support chain in the Royal Air Force
  • 9:40 THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT IN THE MINISTRY OF DFEENCE

    Colonel Brian Mobley

    Colonel Brian Mobley, Assistant Director, Supply Chain Operations, Defence Logistics Organisation

  • An overview of the current Supply Chain organisation and executive processes
  • Supply Chain challenges and ongoing initiatives
  • What is in it for industry?
  • 10:20 ADVANCED LOGISTICS PROJECT (ALP)

    Dr Todd Carrico

    Dr Todd Carrico, Program Manager, Advanced Logistics Project, DARPA

  • Background behind the development of ALP
  • The operational concept of focused logistics
  • The four `Grand Challenge’ products that ALP will focus on
  • ALP and Joint Vision 2010
  • Assessing the logistics situation using data to project future states
  • The transition process from ALP to the DoD services
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE ROLE OF INTERMEDIATE STAGING BASES IN SUPPORTING NATIONAL AND MULTI-NATIONAL DEPLOYMENTS

    John Halliday

    John Halliday, Senior Researcher, RAND

  • The current state of such bases
  • The importance of interoperability on multi-national co-operation
  • The impact of national doctrine on supporting national and multi-national deployments
  • Support to non-alliance forces
  • How the future lies for intermediate staging bases
  • 12:00 PLATFORM SUPPORT IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    Sigurd Petersson

    Sigurd Petersson, Gripen Logistical Support, SAAB

  • The development of agile supply chain processes for the forward deployment
  • Aircraft design as an integral part of planning field maintenance
  • Reducing turnaround time between concept and delivery for military platforms
  • Servicing equipment out in the field - problems and solutions assessed
  • Getting it there and staying there
  • Future developments
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 ISRAELI SUPPORT PACKAGE

    Alexander Issler

    Alexander Issler, ILS Manager, Rafael (Israel)

  • Responding to a tender for the CASOM Project
  • The tasks and difficulties encountered for the ILS reply to tender
  • Maintenance Policy Proposal; Plans for all requested logistic analyses
  • Very low life-cycle cost support package
  • Creating a competitive and attractive support package
  • Integrating sub-contractors into the maintenance proposal
  • 14:20 CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL MILITARY ISSUES

    Ian Collins

    Ian Collins, Operations Manager, Dytecna

    15:00 INTEGRATED LOGISTICS SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT

    Dr William Baylis

    Dr William Baylis, Engineering Specialist - ILS Systems Engineering, Northrop Grumman

  • Reality of the present; Current acquisition initiatives
  • System cycle time; Acquisition driven ILS improvements
  • O&S cost reduction initiatives; Future support
  • Focus on affordability and supportability; Logistics information infrastructure
  • Life cycle cost initiatives; Cost modelling tools / methodology
  • Predictive management tool; Summary
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 INTEGRATED LOGISTIC SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT

    David Harris

    David Harris, ARM and ILS Manager, Lockheed Martin UK Government Systems

  • The current situation within Lockheed Martin
  • Developing the cost effective support programme
  • Convincing the designers
  • Tools at your disposal; Initiatives in maintenance
  • Through life costs (TLC) benefits
  • Future developments for ILS in the defence industry
  • 16:40 CONTRACTOR LOGISTIC SUPPORT

    Tim Raupp

    Tim Raupp, Director, Integrated Logistic Support, Oshkosh Truck Corporation

  • Integrated supply chain management
  • Continuous configuration improvements
  • Contractor field technical support
  • Electronic maintenance diagnostics
  • Packaged contingency support
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:30 Drinks reception for delegates and speakers

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Graham Ewer

    Graham Ewer, Chief Executive, Institute of Logistics and Transport

    9:10 SPECIAL ADDRESS - THE EVOLUTION OF SPACE SYSTEMS SUPPORT

    Dr William Baylis

    Dr William Baylis, Engineering Specialist - ILS Systems Engineering, Northrop Grumman

  • NASA’s commercial technology policy
  • Requirements: DoD vs NASA
  • Impact of commercialisation
  • Partnerships - government and industry
  • Space system support
  • International space station
  • 9:40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - STRATEGY

    Frank Lotts

    Frank Lotts, 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
  • 10:20 SUPPORT TO THE FUTURE ARMY

    Lieutenant Colonel John Lewis

    Lieutenant Colonel John Lewis, Staff Officer, Land Warfare, British Army

  • The spectrum of future conflict
  • The nature of the future battlespace
  • Operating where? With whom? With what?; Future operational art
  • Changes in support requirements; Advances in technology (particularly affecting the support chain)
  • Emerging support concepts and structures; What can industry offer the military support chain
  • Preparing for 2010 and beyond
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CURRENT SUPPORT PROCEDURES

    David Moore

    David Moore, Director (Acquisition), Acquisition and Logistics Unit, Department of Defence Management & Security Analysis, Cranfield University

  • Evolution of UK support procedures in response to external changes
  • Circumstances which stimulated the support procedures study
  • Review and classification of the published smart procurement policies and it’s effects on support procedures
  • Discussion of those policies which are controvertible
  • Issues insufficiently emphasises by the support procedure study
  • Wider implications of smart procurement polices
  • 12:00 CONTRACTOR SUPPORT ON THE BATTLEFIELD

    Dennis O’Brian

    Dennis O’Brian, Business Development Manager, Scientific and Technical Services Division, Raytheon

  • Historical perspective
  • Privatisation / outsourcing
  • United States Army Material Command policy
  • ‘Tip of the Spear’ technology
  • Overview of the Raytheon training process
  • Recent experiences ; The future
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 SWEDISH PERSPECTIVE

    Lars Backlund

    Lars Backlund, ILS Manager, Leopard 2 Programme, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration

  • Overview of issues that are important to the Swedish Army
  • The role of logistic support
  • Swedish government policy for ILS
  • Using technology to initiate change
  • Planning for the future
  • 14:40 DEPLOYABLE GROUND SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS

    Alan Cort

    Alan Cort, Business Development Manager, Aerosystems International

  • History and development behind the programmes
  • Current programmes
  • How maintenance management systems support aircraft operations
  • The real world
  • Tailoring for different aircraft types and operations
  • The Future
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 EQUIPMENT DEVELOPMENT

    Ian Carter

    Ian Carter, ILS Manager, Cogent Defence Systems

  • 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
  • Simplified acquisitions cutting costs and timescales of equipment procurement
  • Use of commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) equipment to supply armed forces
  • Replacing new systems procurement with technology insertion on in-service platforms
  • 16:20 OFFSHORE COTS METHODS

    Danny Constantinis

    Danny Constantinis, Chief Executive Officer, EM&I Marine

  • The increasing use of floating production ships
  • The main causes for lost production
  • The alternatives available
  • The Asset Integrity Management System (AIMS)
  • Using AIMS to reduce cost and turnaround time
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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