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The workshop will provide an overview of NATO fuel operations with an emphasis on fuel support provided by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). Operational support of fuel in base operations and in a theatre of war will be discussed including successes and lessons learned. A high level of emphasis will be placed on the use of technology and automation in streamlining the fuel supply chain.

 

In addition to gaining a greater understanding of NATO fuel operations and NSPA’s role in fuel support, participants can learn how they may leverage NSPA for fuel support around the world for their own fuel requirements. Participants will also benefit from gaining an understanding of the technology available to streamline fuel operations and how they might implement systems for their own fuel supply chains.

Workshop programme

13:00 Registration and Coffee

13:30 Operations Overview: Where is NSPA Fuels Engaged?

Oliver Werka

Oliver Werka, Program Manager NATO Fuel Monitoring System, NSPA
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Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry, , US Army
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14:00 Operational Gaps: Where We See Operational Gaps in Support of NATO Forces for Fuel

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry, , US Army
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Oliver Werka

Oliver Werka, Program Manager NATO Fuel Monitoring System, NSPA
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14:30 Filling the Gaps

Oliver Werka

Oliver Werka, Program Manager NATO Fuel Monitoring System, NSPA
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Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry, , US Army
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15:00 Coffee Break

15:15 Utilising a High Level of Automation and Technology via the NATO Fuel Monitoring System

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry, , US Army
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Oliver Werka

Oliver Werka, Program Manager NATO Fuel Monitoring System, NSPA
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16:15 Working Demonstration of NFMS and Solutions

Oliver Werka

Oliver Werka, Program Manager NATO Fuel Monitoring System, NSPA
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Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry, , US Army
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17:00 Informal Question and Answer Session

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry, , US Army
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Oliver Werka

Oliver Werka, Program Manager NATO Fuel Monitoring System, NSPA
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17:30 Closing Remarks and End of Workshop

Oliver Werka

Oliver Werka, Program Manager NATO Fuel Monitoring System, NSPA
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Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry, , US Army
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Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry

, US Army
Oliver Werka

Oliver Werka

Program Manager NATO Fuel Monitoring System, NSPA

Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry

, US Army
Col (Ret'd) Brian McMurry


Brian McMurry is a senior logistics officer with extensive experience in project management, program management, and operations management in the petroleum and fuel arena. Mr. McMurry has considerable management and procurement expertise from his previous position. While with International Business Machines (IBM) he served as a permanent senior managing consultant to US Department of Defense for Business Transformation Agency (BTA). Prior to entering the commercial sector his spent 23 years as an US Army Logistics Officer.
Brian’s experience with fuels, petroleum and energy security, includes management of the downstream and retail outlets for commercial companies that entailed leading the operational aspects for fuel bunkering and airport fuel delivery for an international airport, and issuing over a quarter of a billion gallons of fuel to six retail outlets. In addition, he also has significant experience in budgeting and applying his Masters Degree in Economics to energy systems for IBM while consulting the US Department of Defense.
Prior to joining the NATO Support Agency (NSPA), Brian had become more involved in business development and negotiations, including an initial agreement for a joint ventures and negotiations. Brian retired from the US Army Logistics Corps in 2009 after 23 years of decorated service with deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Oliver Werka

Program Manager NATO Fuel Monitoring System, NSPA
Oliver Werka

Oliver Werka is a senior logistics officer who specializes in large scale logistics systems implementations in the Defense and commercial sectors. Mr. Werka commenced his career as a logistics officer in the Australian Army with multiple command positions associated with the provision of combat supplies, including fuel. He was also heavily involved in the development and implementation of Defense deployable logistics systems.
After retiring from the Australian Army following a 14 year career, he has maintained his connection to Defense. Mr. Werka was the Program Manager for the Australian Defense Force’s Joint Electronic Fuels Management Program. He is currently working at the NATO Support and Procurement Agency as the Program Manager of the NATO Fuel Monitoring System.

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Angelo Hotel

Radlicka 1g
150 00
Prague 5
Czech Republic

Angelo Hotel

The Czech capital is where tradition meets modernity. Located on the left bank of the Vltava river in the modern quarter of Andel, angelo’s by Vienna House Prague is situated in Prague's bustling 5th district. Getting here couldn't be easier, thanks to the hotel's close proximity to bus and tram stops and Andel metro station. One of the best shopping centres in the city, with over 130 shops and restaurants, is equally close by.

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