SMi’s Defence Logistics: Hear from the Austrian Logistics Command, Defence Logistics Agency (DLA), NCIAgency, and German Armed Forces This March 2018

London, United Kingdom, November 29, 2017 --( Hear from the Austrian & German Logistics Commands as well as the US Defence Logistics Agency, German Armed Forces and the NCIAgency this March.

Day 1 | 11:00 | Increasing Transportation Logistics Development to Guarantee Faultless Delivery
Brigadier General Thomas Hambach, Deputy Commander, Logistics Command, German Armed Forces

Brigadier General Hambach brings with him extensive knowledge and experience, and will deliver a briefing concerning the increase to transportation logistics development so as to guarantee faultless delivery during operations. He will cover the enabling of better military transit systems to perfect getting from point A to point B, especially through training activities. Brigadier General Hambach will also expound upon upgrades to logistics equipment to ensure full preparedness for operations. Hear how the Bundeswehr will explore supply chain solutions for military air transportation by increasing access to air logistic support.

Day 2 | 9.10 | Securing Austrian Defence Logistics and Support Through Modernised Organisation and processes
Major General Andreas Pernsteiner, Commanding Officer, Austrian Logistics Command

Major General Pernsteiner, will open day two of the conference with a briefing on securing Austrian defence logistics and support through modernised organisation and processes. The Austrian Armed Forces have been making use of home-based solutions so as to cut back on external outsourcing for land forces logistic requirements, the primary goal being to smooth future military vehicle supply and support chain operations. Moreover, this modernisation will secure national logistic capacities for both domestic and international operations.

Day 2 | 11:00 | Overcoming Logistics Challenges Facing DLA Troop Support (Europe and Africa Command) in Theatre
Colonel Theodore Shinkle, Commander, DLA Europe and Africa, Defence Logistics Agency (DLA)

Colonel Theodore Shinkle, will represent the DLA and its efforts to overcome logistics challenges facing the Agency’s troop support in theatre. The main goal of the DLA Europe and Africa is to conduct seamless operations across international borders to supply US Army Europe with satisfactory logistic equipment and support. This is primarily achieved by working with host nation support throughout operations, surmounting technical challenges to succeed in multinational interoperability. Colonel Shinkle’s work encourages compliance with allies to realise the full potential of the EURAF logistics command in theatre.

Day 2 | 14:40 | Logistics Functional Services Capability package (LOGFS Cp): An integrated Suite of Applications in Support of NATO Logistics C2 Operations
Dr Franco Fiore, Chief Service Support & Business Applications Service Line, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIAgency)

Dr Fiore will introduce the NCIAgency’s Logistics Functional Services Capability package (LOGFS CP), an integrated suite of applications in support of NATO logistics C2 operations that provides specific applications, databases and secure interfaces to external systems to facilitate the work of staffs involved with logistic functions at all static and deployable Command Facilities of the NATO Command Structure. He will provide an overview of the program in relation to logistics in mission operations, as well as give a status update of the delivery timelines and transition activities.

For those looking to attend there is currently a £400 early-bird saving, ending November 30th.

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SMi presents the 3rd Annual Conference:
Defence Logistics
Date: 6th – 7th March 2018
Location: Hotel Angelo, Prague, Czech Republic
Proudly Sponsored by: HIAB Limited | TVS Supply Chain Solutions | World Fuel Services

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