Conference Day Two: Logistics Beyond the Deployed Space

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE


Major General (Retd.) Robert Talbot-Rice

Former Director Land Equipment
DE&S, UK MoD

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: TRANSFORMATION OF THE UK DEFENCE SUPPLY CHAIN

Mr Roger West, Director Logistics Delivery Operating Centre, Defence Equipment and Support
  • The optimisation of the LCST contract, to procure a wider range of commodities and maximize the utilization of the state-of-the-art Log IS
  • Provide a wider range of distribution services, exploring rail and Whole Force Approach
  • Be the controlling mind to ensure efficient use of all Defence warehousing and storage

Mr Roger West

Director Logistics Delivery Operating Centre
Defence Equipment and Support

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM OPTIMIZING TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS TO DEPLOY FORCES

Rear Admiral Paul Verrastro, Director of Logistics, US European Command
  • Intra-Theater Cross Border Military Movement Imperatives
  • Industry Partners and Ensuring Transportation Access
  • Establishing the Standing Authorities to Prioritize Intra-Theater Movement

Rear Admiral Paul Verrastro

Director of Logistics
US European Command

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM DEFINING NATO’S APPROACH TO OPERATIONAL LOGISTICS

Mr Bruno Cantin, Head of Logistics, NATO HQ
  • Balancing readiness for contingency missions with the demands of sustained deployments in the land environment
  • Identifying the critical capabilities which will support the ongoing transformation of NATO’s supply chain
  • Examining opportunities to effectively engage in capacity building for NATO’s partners

Mr Bruno Cantin

Head of Logistics
NATO HQ

11:40 AM - 12:20 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

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM THE ONGOING IMPROVEMENT OF NORWAY’S ERP PROGRAM: BEYOND THE INITIAL OPERATING CAPABILITY

Brigadier General Arlid Dregelid, Commander LOS Program, Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Status in the implementation in the Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Increased logistics efficiency using the system
  • Future potential and possibilities for integration with other systems

Brigadier General Arlid Dregelid

Commander LOS Program
Norwegian Armed Forces

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM INTEGRATING A NEW RFID CAPABILTIY TO SUPPORT THE HELLENIC ARMY’S ASSET-TRACKING CAPABILITIES

Colonel Theodoros Zikos, Director C-Branch (Logistics), Hellenic Army General Staff
  • Investing in a new RFID capability to support oversight of the defence supply chain
  • How will an updated approach to asset management be integrated with the Army’s existing logistics architecture at the back-end?
  • Leveraging increased oversight to support efficiencies both in theatre and at the supply depot

Colonel Theodoros Zikos

Director C-Branch (Logistics)
Hellenic Army General Staff

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM ESTABLISHING A PREDICTIVE APPROACH TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Mundt, Supply Chain Management Division, Bundeswehr
  • Reviewing the Bundeswehr’s objectives for the defence supply chain of tomorrow. Working towards a predictive model that evades a reactive approach and increases the accuracy of demand forecasting
  • Developing logistical war-gaming scenarios to better predict logistical requirements for ongoing and future operations
  • Integrating cognitive approaches alongside the existing SCM framework. What role will predictive analytics and AI play in Germany’s approach to MRO?

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Mundt

Supply Chain Management Division
Bundeswehr
This panel will invite logistics educators to determine the characteristics of tomorrow’s logistician. Discussion points will include:
  • Investing in logistical training to improve decision-making, enhance efficiency and reduce cost
  • Establishing the critical skills that logisticians need to deliver support to the contemporary operating environment
  • Exploring how the delivery of sophisticated supply chain management solutions will affect the demands on the logistician
  • Interfacing the supply chain operator with a data-heavy operating environment effectively, in order to avoid a skill shortfall

Major Richard Sanders

Senior Instructor Field Logistics
Defence Logistics School

Captain Bernd Schumacher

Director, Joint Logistic Support Group Coordination and Training Centre
Bundeswehr

Lieutenant Colonel Norbert Reger

Staff Officer, Joint Logistic Support Group Coordination and Training Centre
Bundeswehr

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

  • Security of the supply chain is vital to ensure protection of an organisation’s information
  • The Ministry of Defence has worked with key defence suppliers to develop an approach to protect Defence’s information
  • This risk-based and proportionate approach applies throughout the whole supply chain

Mrs Sharon Wiltshire

Cyber Industry Deputy Head, Defence Assurance & Information Security
UK MoD

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: STREAMLINING THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS

Mr Stuart Young, Head of the Centre for Defence Acquisition, Cranfield Defence and Security
The efficient management of the defence supply chain depends on a reliable procurement process. Planning the phase-out of legacy assets and minimizing capability gaps requires certainty as to when upgraded and new equipment will roll off the production line and into theatre. This panel will examine those factors which limit a smooth transition. Points of discussion will include:

  • Forecasting demand earlier and more accurately, to ensure that the procurement process begins on time
  • Coping with unexpected surges in demand
  • Improving the relationship between industry and defence procurement to maximise the chances of on-time delivery


Mr Stuart Young

Head of the Centre for Defence Acquisition
Cranfield Defence and Security

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM CLOSE OF CONFERENCE