Prediction, transformation, delivery - Revolutionising the defence supply chain

Now is the time to transform the defence supply chain. Future missions - across multiple domains - will depend on the ability of logisticians to accurately predict demand, as a means to support the accelerated supply and sustainment of deployed forces. In doing so, they will depend not only on a suite of advanced SCM technologies, but on a proactive approach to internal training, which can support the delivery of process excellence for the supply chain operators of tomorrow. 

Join us in London next February for Defence Supply Chain and Logistics 2018. Co-located with Defence IQ’s Military Engineering summit, and part of the inaugural Combat Support Week, the forum will provide a never-before-seen opportunity to revolutionise your support chain end-to-end. By joining, you will benefit from a joint networking space, a cross-service audience and a series of senior joint-plenary sessions, highlighting opportunities for logisticians and engineers to deliver collaborative mission support.

 

The View From the Chairman

'Military engineering and logistics are critical to the sustainability of deployed forces engaged in operational manoeuvre.  We have seen this in the recent defeat of ISIL in Northern Iraq and in NATO deployments in Europe to deter the renewed Russian threat.  They are no less important in stabilisation operations or humanitarian aid and disaster relief.  In short these are decisive contributions to the success of any military expedition or campaign and we underplay them at our peril.  Shrinking defence resources are undeniably increasing risk in this area. 

Combat Support Week will provide unprecedented access to a senior multinational cohort of  military engineering and logistic experts, providing delegates with a unique opportunity to understand the requirements of end-to-end mission support. For industry, it will offer a rare perspective on the challenges faced by these two communities, and the chance to explore how new capabilities will contribute in the battlespace of the future.  Each conference day begins with a number of joint plenary sessions, where senior military commanders will describe their vision and how they see it being met. 

I much look forward to chairing this timely international conference, and encourage you to be with us in London this February'.

General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff, British Army (2011-2014)

Chair, Combat Support Week 2018

 

 



2018 speakers include:

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By Attending Defence Logistics 2018 you will have the opportunity to:

 

Improve demand forecasting by discovering the technologies and processes that can support a predictive approach to maintenance, operational demand planning and procurement

 

Deliver process excellence across your logistical workforce by debating new approaches to training, war-gaming and simulation

 

Maximise readiness for rapid deployments by exploring national and international approaches to logistical support at the edge of the envelope, particularly in austere environments

 

Optimise operational capability by integrating the contractor within your support chain, and learn how to safely outsource the installation, sustainment and replacement of critical infrastructure and technology

What's New?

Co-located with the Military Engineering conference as part of Combat Support Week. Chaired by General Sir Peter Wall, it will provide a unique opportunity to assess the demands of mission support end-to-end.

A focus on the supply chain in the digital age, identifying the information architecture required to support robust logistics and accurate asset management for operations in austere theatres

A pre-conference workshop, committed to educating attendees on how to improve the accuracy of demand forecasting for future missions

Previous Attending Nations Include:

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Australia

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Bahrain

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Belgium

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Brazil

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Czech Republic

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France

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Germany

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Ireland

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Italy

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Netherlands

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New Zealand

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Norway

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Qatar

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Spain

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United Kingdom

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United States