Main Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 6th April 2011

07.30 Coffee and Registration

07.55 Chairman’s Opening Address

Major General (ret’d) David Shouesmith
Former Assistant Chief of Defence Staff for Logistic Operations
UK MoD, Current Vice President of UK, Europe and the Middle East, PRTM

08.00 Bringing Logisticians from all 3 Services together and Working towards a fully Integrated Training Regime

  • Overcoming a great diversity in students to achieve logistic integration
  • Adapting training structures to encourage 'end-to-end' joint systems
  • Focusing on forward operating base support, combat logistic patrols and dismounted close combat - no longer about lines of supply or setting up logistics camps
  • Ensuring Quartermasters know how to manage stores full of unknown items, working with unknown units and under difficult operational conditions
  • Adding realism to logistics training by using realistic working environments like simulated forward operating bases

Brigadier Alistair Deas
Commandant,Defence College of Logistics and Personnel Administration
British Army

08.30 Military ERP/MRO Developments and The Increasing Cyber Security Threat

Ian McDonald
Director General Defence and National Security
Oracle Industries Business Unit

09.00 The Rapid and Coordinated Provision of Aid to the Victims of the Worst Recorded Flooding in Pakistan's History

Colonel James Woodard
Chief of Logistic Operations, CENTCOM J4
US Army

09.30 Morning Coffee And Refreshments In Exhibition Area

10.00 Assessing the Canadian Approach to Joint Logistics and the formation of an Operational Support Command: The 'One Commander Supports All' System

  • Adapting a joint, integrated system for a wide range of current operations and activities
  • Forming Global Operational Support Hubs to better project and sustain forces
  • Overcoming common logistics issues including; movement coordination, multinational contracting, logistics reporting and intra theatre movement visibility
  • Ensuring Logistics Training requirements meet operational pressures
  • Leveraging multinational logistics as a key to success in logistics transformation

Captain (N) Alan Kerr
Chief of Operational Support Transformation
Canadian Operational Support Command (CANOSCOM)
Canadian National Armed Forces

10.30 Joint Logistics IS to support the Joint Force

  • Natively integrating Logistics planning & execution with the TOE
  • Connecting Joint Logistics and C2
  • Remote offline capability
  • Segregation of duty in a multi-service Logistics Information System
  • Joint Logistics implementation experiences from German Bundeswehr and The Netherlands Defense

Fabian Kunz
Solution Architect Center of Expertise Defense & Security
SAP Deutschland

11.00 Morning Coffee And Refreshments In Exhibition Area

11.30 Multi National Logistics Cooperation: The Special Operations Command on ISAF Missions

  • Utilising the skills and services of specialised personnel from a variety of military, civilian and NGO organisations
  • Supporting and coordinating multiple interagency humanitarian aid distribution missions
  • Coordinating support of Allied Armed Forces during ISAF missions
  • Sustainment and maintenance solutions through industry partnership that keep operational availability high
  • Working with ISAF partners to maintain and develop the reliability and speed of resupply

Lt Colonel Mario Johnson
Logistics Director, Special Operations Command Europe
US Armed Forces

12.00 Innovation in Military Aviation and Marine Fuel Procurement

  • Problems with traditional methods of procuring aviation and marine fuel
  • Innovative solutions - Ensure supply while preventing Fraud and MisUse in Procurement
  • Provide cost savings - case studies for aviation and marine fuels

Colin Wills
Multi Service

12.30 Networking lunch and Dhuhr Prayer

14.00 Efficient Through Lifecycle Management of Armed Forces Equipment

Michael Renk
Director of Defense

14.30 Efficiency gains through multinational logistics collaboration

  • Achieving the efficient and direct exchange of information between nations
  • Implementing an effective and uniform data set
  • Overcoming the challenges of implementing the NAMSA system in more third nations
  • Tackling the challenge of introducing new additions into the strategic NATO alliance
  • How can NATO nations instil one language and one vocabulary with the exchange of complex logistic information?

Bruno Cantin
Head Logistics Section in Defence Policy and Planning Division

15.00 Managing Maintenance and Logistic Issues in the Most Efficient and Effective way

As you are well aware, leading an efficient, well maintained and operationally prepared fleet is a complex and difficult task. Over the years SpecTec have developed solutions to help alleviate these pressures in the hugely competitive commercial shipping and oil and gas industries. The development of their software has enabled both the commercial and military sectors to handle planned, condition and predictive maintenance, stock and spares control, procurement and even crewing.

This paper will examine a number of national case studies and the solutions that they have developed with some of the World's leading Naval organisations.

Giampiero Soncini
Chief Executive Officer

15.00 Close of Conference