Conference Day One: Supporting the Future Deployed Operation

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM OPENING KEYNOTE: DELIVERING COMBAT LOGISTICS SUPPORT FOR A MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams, Director, Defense Logistics Agency
  • Supporting a global supply chain which operates across multiple domains and under increasingly austere conditions
  • Understanding how the DLA forecasts the logistical demands of the contemporary and future operating environment, and identifying opportunities to improve demand prediction
  • Training DLA personnel to manage, to best effect, the opportunities afforded by supply chain management technologies

Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams

Director
Defense Logistics Agency

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM HOST NATION KEYNOTE: JOINT FORCE LOGISTICS IN AN INFORMATION AGE

Major General Angus Fay, Office of Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Logistics Operations), UK Ministry of Defence
  • Examining the ongoing development of the UK’s Defence Support Network. Maximising supply chain visibility and ensuring information security
  • Establishing the role that information plays in future joint force logistics
  • Logistics in the information space; where is the UK when it comes to delivering cyber resilience for the defence supply chain?

Major General Angus Fay

Office of Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Logistics Operations)
UK Ministry of Defence

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM TRANSFORMING THE US MARINE CORPS' LOGISTICS COMMAND

Major General Craig Crenshaw, Commanding General, United States Marine Corps Logistics Command
  • An insight on the USMC’s transformation of its Logistics Command. Developing a next generation workforce that can derive maximum value for the defence supply chain
  • Delivering an agile supply chain to support an agile workforce. Investing in 3D printing to enhance the ability of the Marine Corps to deploy quickly – and with a limited footprint – in the complex operating environment
  • Increasing the level of automation within the support chain. Forecasting and meeting demand autonomously, without increasing the threat from cyber
  • Carrying out preventative maintenance to decrease procurement costs

Major General Craig Crenshaw

Commanding General
United States Marine Corps Logistics Command

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM DELIVERING MISSION SUPPORT FOR FUTURE COMBAT AIR OPERATIONS

Brigadier General Evan M. Miller, Director for Logistics, Engineering and Security Cooperation, US Pacific Command
  • How will PACOM’s delivery of mission support be upgraded to reflect the integration of a 5th generation fighter fleet?
  • Developing an integrated approach to logistics that can meet the demands of a multi-domain battlespace
  • Delivering logistics in a contested operating environment. Securing the supply chain end-to-end, and ensuring logistical support extends to the frontline

Brigadier General Evan M. Miller

Director for Logistics, Engineering and Security Cooperation
US Pacific Command

12:40 PM - 1:50 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM DEPLOYING AND SUSTAINING EU MILITARY MISSIONS

Brigadier General Manuel Gorjon Recio, Director, Logistics Directorate, EUMS
  • Contributing to logistics capacity building across the EU’s theatre of operations. Minimising the burden on EU assets by building host nation infrastructure
  • Increasing collective procurement efforts to minimize the cost of acquisition and share capability development requirements
  • Supporting efforts to integrate logisticial processes across EU nations, and ensuring that future missions are interoperable

Brigadier General Manuel Gorjon Recio

Director, Logistics Directorate
EUMS

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM PREPARING JOINT FORCE LOGISTICS FOR SUSTAINED OPERATIONS IN THE LAND ENVIRONMENT

Captain Bernd Schumacher , Director, Joint Logistic Support Group Coordination and Training Centre, Bundeswehr
  • Training and coordinating a joint logistics support group for NATO. Delivering a mobile operations centre capable of supporting the multinational mission
  • Implementing effective visualisation of movement and stockpile planning for joint force missions
  • Carrying out supply chain planning that could realistically prepare for divisional-level deployments

Captain Bernd Schumacher

Director, Joint Logistic Support Group Coordination and Training Centre
Bundeswehr

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM UTILISING TRANSPORTATION ASSETS IN A COORDINATED WAY IN ORDER TO MAXIMISE THE RATE OF RE-SUPPLY

Colonel Franck Verdierre, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
  • Overcoming shortfalls in strategic lift by improving awareness of and access to spare capacity or complementary solutions amongst member nations
  • Approaching the challenge of air transport in austere operational environments. Supporting logistical reach at the edge of the envelope, even when forward operational infrastructure is challenging.
  • Integrating transportation assets within a broader approach to high readiness. To what extent can the collaborative use of spare lift capacity support rapid mission readiness for the future fighting force?
  • To what extent can the collaborative use of spare lift capacity support rapid mission readiness for the future fighting force?

Colonel Franck Verdierre

Director
Movement Coordination Centre Europe
The future operating environment will be increasingly multinational and multi-domain. As a result, the support chains of air, land and maritime assets must be integrated effectively, to ensure the seamless re-supply of joint operations in a challenging battlespace. This panel discussion will look at the logistical challenges of air, land and sea operations in a comparative context, and will establish priorities for the joint force. Discussion points will include:

  • Effectively linking the home base with the supply base to create a seamless supply chain for the joint operating space
  • Utilising air logistics assets to support ground and maritime forces
  • Working towards a collaborative approach to supply chain security and asset oversight. Assessing the cyber threat in the context of the supply chain

Colonel Franck Verdierre

Director
Movement Coordination Centre Europe

Brigadier General Manuel Gorjon Recio

Director, Logistics Directorate
EUMS

Captain Bernd Schumacher

Director, Joint Logistic Support Group Coordination and Training Centre
Bundeswehr

Brigadier General Manuel Gorjon Recio

Director, Logistics Directorate
EUMS

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM CLOSE OF DAY ONE