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Defence Logistics - 20/11/2017

Introducing the 3rd Annual Defence Logistics 2018

Seen the complete agenda for SMi's 3rd annual Defence Logistics Central & Eastern Europe? Bringing in experts from the Czech Armed Forces, Slovak Armed Forces, Hugarian Defence Forces, Austrian Logistics Command, Croatian Armed Forces, Polish Armed Forces, Slovenian Armed Forces, and more.

Returning to Prague this March 2018, Day 1 will address topics on transportation optimisation and logistics execution strategy, communications and C2 optimisation, and medical logistics capacity and planning; while Day 2 will cover international border operations and solutions, logistics in mission operations, new technology, and the various threats and challenges facing logistics capabilities.


Gain insights from two sessions presented by the UK MoD.

Day 1 | at 09:50 - Optimising Logistics Organisational Structure To Ensure Simplified Support Delivery

Presented by: Commodore Adrian Aplin, Head of Defence Logistics Strategy, UK MoD

- Commodore Aplin will be discussing efforts to optimise logistics organisational structure to ensure simplified support delivery, notably via increasing flexibility within the organisation so as to effectively manage operational support. One path that will be pursued by the MoD is giving extensions to SME contracts. The aim is to increase the speed of results and declutter the current system. Moreover, the MoD will be taking steps towards longer-term productivity and increasing the pace of logistics support through investing in logistics technology.

Day 1 | at 14:40 - Optimising Logistics Support Through Enhanced Command and Control (C2) Systems and Processes

Presented by: Colonel Matthew Wilkinson, Chief of Staff, Logistics Delivery Operating Centre, Defence Equipment & Support, UK MoD

- Colonel Matt Wilkinson will deliver a briefing covering the Command and Control (C2) aspect of logistics support optimisation. Hear how DE&S plans to create supply chain mission analysis to identify critical areas for improvement, and will use C2 capabilities to enhance logistics planning and military security distribution network security. Col Wilkinson will also expand upon the capacity planning process and joint force supply chain integration.

Featured Highlights this March:

  • Regional briefings from Central and Eastern European countries will include: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia.
  • Senior experts from international allies, including from the United Kingdom, USA, Germany, and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).
  • Exposition of market-based solution partners and suppliers.
  • The Czech Republic will once again be a key supporter of the event, including Major General Jaromir Zuna, Director of the Support Division of the Czech Armed Forces.

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

Further information is available at:

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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