25 - 27 February, 2020 | London, UK

CONFERENCE DAY TWO - THE FUTURE AFLOAT SUPPORT MODEL

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

Commodore Adrian Aplin MBE FCILT FIoD CDir Royal Navy (Rtd), Former Head of Logistics Strategy at UK Ministry of Defence

Commodore Adrian Aplin MBE FCILT FIoD CDir Royal Navy (Rtd)

Former Head of Logistics Strategy
UK Ministry of Defence

9:10 am - 9:50 am CHALLENGES OF SUPPORTING THE ROYAL NAVY OF THE FUTURE

  • Identifying operational priorities for the Royal Navy
  • Generating and supporting operational capability
  • Setting and delivering the support requirements for acquisition programmes, including the FSS
Matt Harrison OBE, Director Naval Support at Royal Navy

Matt Harrison OBE

Director Naval Support
Royal Navy

9:50 am - 10:30 am ENHANCING THE SUSTAINMENT MODEL TO DELIVER MAXIMUM AVAILABILITY FOR THE SURFACE FLEET

  • Delivering a sustainment model that maximises fleet availability
  • Exploiting technology to integrate a more predictive approach to fleet maintenance
  • Increasing platform range
Commander Joost L Meesters, Branch Head Maintenance Support Capital Ships at Royal Netherlands Navy

Commander Joost L Meesters

Branch Head Maintenance Support Capital Ships
Royal Netherlands Navy

10:30 am - 11:10 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:10 am - 11:50 am THE FRENCH NAVY’S FLEET SERVICE SUPPORT MODEL

  • Maximising operational availability for France’s naval fleet
  • Integrating next-generation technology to increase operational efficiency and decrease maintenance cost. Pre-empting operational failure by integrating a predictive approach to fleet maintenance
  • Minimising vessel down-time and extending the platform’s life cycle 
Rear Admiral Jean-Mathieu Rey, Deputy Director, Fleet Support Service at French Navy

Rear Admiral Jean-Mathieu Rey

Deputy Director, Fleet Support Service
French Navy

11:50 am - 12:30 pm OPTIMISING CONTRACTED SUPPORT ARRANGEMENTS TO MEET NATO’S DEMAND FOR OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AT SEA

  • Maintaining a robust network of support contracts to deliver a global NATO presence without relying on substantial host-nation support
  • Introducing flex within the contracted naval support model to manage fluctuations in immediate operational need
  • Providing the infrastructure and training necessary to re-configure a vessel as a RAS support ship
  • Maximising the interoperable delivery of afloat support
Mr Paul Hammond, Chief of Staff at NATO Support and Procurement Agency

Mr Paul Hammond

Chief of Staff
NATO Support and Procurement Agency

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm DISTRIBUTING MATERIEL GLOBALLY TO ENABLE AN ENHANCED FORWARD PRESENCE FOR US NAVAL FORCES

  • Delivering an agile distribution network that can enable readiness and extend operational reach for US naval forces
  • Matching supply with demand. Delivering on time, every time to close the supply chain gap
  • Integrating innovation as a core component of naval distribution to enhance efficiency and deliver a better value supply chain service to the defence customer
Rear Admiral Kevin M Jones, Commanding Officer at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution

Rear Admiral Kevin M Jones

Commanding Officer
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm DELIVERING MARITIME LOGISTICS FOR THE FINAL MILE

  • Accurately forecasting demand to eliminate gaps in the naval supply chain
  • Upscaling back-end support chain processes to influence and control demand
  • Optimising replenishment at sea for sustained naval operations
Captain Alec Parry, DACOS Logistics Strategy and Capability at Royal Navy

Captain Alec Parry

DACOS Logistics Strategy and Capability
Royal Navy

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm INTEGRATING A MULTI-ROLE SUPPORT SHIP WITH A NAVAL JOINT TASK FORCE

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  • Integrating the Vulcano LSS to enable future operations for the Italian Navy’s developing surface fleet
  • Delivering a truly joint support ship capability that can streamline the delivery of liquid and solid cargo as well as military medical care
  • Exploiting modular capacity to increase the LSS’s ability to support the full spectrum of naval operations
  • Providing support to naval joint task forces conducting non-military humanitarian and disaster response operations

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm DELIVERING OPERATIONAL SUPPORT TO A MULTINATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY OPERATION

  • Delivering a logistics and support model which can enable continuous patrol for OP SOPHIA
  • Defining a common support model which can cope with a mixed-asset, multinational fleet
  • Using the support ship as a command post on operation
Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, Operation Commander at EUNAVFOR MED, Operation SOPHIA

Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino

Operation Commander
EUNAVFOR MED, Operation SOPHIA

Commodore Adrian Aplin MBE FCILT FIoD CDir Royal Navy (Rtd), Former Head of Logistics Strategy at UK Ministry of Defence

Commodore Adrian Aplin MBE FCILT FIoD CDir Royal Navy (Rtd)

Former Head of Logistics Strategy
UK Ministry of Defence