17th - 19th April 2018
Warsaw, Poland
Focus Day 17th April

Organised by info@tdnuk.com +44 (0) 1245 407 916

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"Modernising logistics capabilities to meet current & future demands"

08:00 -

Registration and Welcome Coffee

08:55 -

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Jon Brittain, Former Head of Defence Logistics Policy, UK MoD


The ability to rapidly re-supply high reediness forces will be essential to future missions especially during NATO collective deployments. Ensuring equipment is well maintained, accurately deployed and received on time is vital to mission success. The following presentations will explore logistics demands of future operations.

09:00 -

Supporting Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) though collaboration with partners and industry

  • Key support priorities when operating Eastern Europe
  • Resource demands such as fuel, infrastructure and services
  • Contractor opportunities for later stages of EFP

Brigadier General Steven Ainsworth, Deputy Commanding General, 21 st Theatre Sustainment Command, Commanding General, 7th Mission Support Command, US Army Europe

09:30 -

ADS & Battlefield logistics preparation

  • Brief history of ADS
  • Lessons learned from battlefield logistics support during Afghanistan
  • Forward Operating Bases and energy management

Brad SmithVertical Sales ManagerADS

10:00 -

Support of operations by the European Air Transport Command

  • European Air Transport Command’s structure and operational process
  • Support of operations on a global scale
  • Future challenges and capability evolution

Major General Chris Badia, Commander, European Air Transport Command

10:30 -

Morning Coffee and Networking

Hosted by Universal Fuels


Managing the through life cycle of supplies is essential in modern business minded military supply chains. The ability to effectively store, maintain and deliver goods will be paramount in determining the successful integration of commercialised supply chains. The following presentations will discuss issues surrounding asset management and explore potential solutions.

11:15 -

Deploying and sustaining EU military missions and operations

  • Recent asset management issues during European missions
  • Managing supplies ,resources and transport in austere environments
  • Future collaboration with industry that improve mission efficiency

Brigadier General Dionigi Maria LORIA, European Union Military Staff (EUMS), European External Action Service (EEAS)

11:45 -

Rapid resupply of conventional textile products through industry partnerships

  • Fit for purpose products at a days’ notice world wide
  • Equipment that facilitates such rapid delivery
  • Potential to broaden the service for a wider variety of military assets

Brigadier-General (Retd) Larry Lashkevich, Director Business Development, Logistik Unicorp

12:15 -

The integrated logistics model of the French forces operations

  • Integration of logistics functional areas on the move
  • Logistics support during combat operations
  • Future capability prospects that comply with allied standards

Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Basset-Roques, Head of the Force Logistics Support Office, Directorate of Studies and Prospective French MoD

12:45 -

Contractors’ support to military operations

  • Rapid deployment capabilities
  • Successful cooperation between military and industry
  • Industry support to multinational engagement

Andre Hansen, General Manager, Ecolog Deutschland GmbH

13:15 -

Lunch and Networking

sponsored by


The landscape of modern warfare has significantly changed over the last two years. With the consistent evolution of modern technology, supply chain management should be a relatively efficient task. However, feedback from logistics operations in Africa, Europe and the Middle East have demonstrated a real need to incorporate civilian applications in order to better supply deployed forces involved in contingency missions.

14:45 -

Integrating joint industry ventures into national military logistics command

  • Previous problems caused by outdated procedures
  • The impact industry innovation has had on recent missions
  • Future commercial integration into the supply chain that will promote greater cost efficiency

Richard Hamber, Head Strategy, Logistics Delivery Operating Centre, UK MoD DE&S

15:15 -

Managing suppliers and automating the supply chain

  • Enabling the control of data, information and supply chain enablers
  • Management of the process to ensues control
  • Automation of existing processes, using reliable static and transactional data sources

Alex Roberts, Director EMEA, Camcode Global

15:45 -

Operational achievements from civil-military logistic partnerships

  • Limitations and challenges for civilian contractors
  • Commercial organisation as tactical logistics facilitator
  • Combining commercial organisation into the military logistics command chain

Lieutenant Colonel Ståle Rudiløkken, Deputy Commander, Norwegian Logistics Command


Afternoon Tea and Networking

Hosted by Universal Fuels


The commercial sector constantly invest in information technology to improve their supply chains. Military logisticians can capitalise on some of this technology, especially when it comes to tracking, identification and management systems. During this session, delegates raise their concerns with legacy systems, discuss commercial solutions and explore potential improvements applicable to the military environment.

17:00 -

Applying Supply Chain Operation Reference (SCOR) principles to standardise logistic processes

  • Evaluating recent collaborative efforts to agree standard processes
  • Operational systems built using SCOR that have proved resilient
  • Using SCOR universally when developing future logistics systems

Steve Lammiman, Head Support Chain Process and Shared Services,UK MoD DE&S

17:30 -

Sustaining Logistics in Central Europe

  • Adopting perspective that training operations are actually deterrence missions
  • Expanding participation of commercial partners in exercise planning
  • Integrating local resources and capabilities such as logistics interfaces and best practices

Ron Farkas,President, Poland & US Operations, Plus-Ops

18:00 -

Risks and opportunities created by military supply chain management systems

  • Tailored characteristics of military supply chains when compared to commercial supply chains
  • Integrating resource planning tools into the Armed Forces
  • Future trends in defence logistics resulting from the increasing digitisation of military systems

Lieutenant Colonel Norbert Scheffner, Section Leader, Supply Chain Management Policy, Bundeswehr

18:30 -

Chairman’s Summary

Brigadier (ret) Jon Brittain, Former Head of Defence Logistics Policy, UK MoD

18:40 -

Networking Drinks Reception in Exhibition Room

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“Overcoming the challenge of the last tactical mile”

The delivery of assured support to operational commanders remains the primary focus of military logisticians. Within the diverse range of current and future operations, delivering logistic support to troops in dispersed, often hostile locations is a key factor when planning or executing operations.

The second day of the conference will explore the command and control of logistics and how the various delivery methods over that critical ‘last tactical mile’ are integrated to provide the assured support that commanders require.

08:00 -

Registration and Welcome Coffee

08:55 -

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Jon Brittain, Former Head of Defence Logistics Policy,UK MoD


Logistic resupply by air remains a flexible and effective means to support operations over extended lines of communication. Investment has already been made across Europe in air transport, including fixed wing, rotary and recently UAV’s. This puts air transport capability at the forefront of future investment.

09:00 -

Logistic challenges and opportunities for supporting enhanced NATO Response Force

  • Predicted requirements of NATO Response missions
  • Resources required and subsequent contractor support and resupply challenges
  • Future opportunities for supplier contracts

Major General Alfredo Sanz, Deputy Chief of Staff Resources, NATO SHAPE

09:30 -

A400M: Delivery to the point of need

  • Overview of the multitude of specifications required by partner nations
  • A400M ability to deliver support to remote and hostile locations
  • Future developments for tactical capabilities

Didier VernetMilitary AffairsAirbus Defence and Space

10:00 -

Integrating the A400 into military delivery operations

  • Legacy platforms inability to meet current demands
  • New capabilities incorporated into the platform which have increased delivery effectiveness
  • Planned improvements to the aircraft through joint ventures with partners

Chris Widera, Deputy Head, A400 Program, DE&S, UK MOD

10:30 -

Morning Coffee and Networking

Hosted by


Support to land operations from the Air offer considerable operational advantages. However, this often requires the comprehensive integration of strategic, operational and tactical capabilities. This session will explore how Air platforms and commercial industry partners can rapidly resupply reactive forces.

11:15 -

Replenishing frontline forces via air drop

  • The ability of air drops to influence the outcome of missions
  • Lessons learnt from legacy platforms in Afghanistan
  • Shortfalls with the new systems that need to be rectified

Major Jenny Lockett, Officer Commanding, 47 Air Despatch Squadron, Royal Logistics Corps, UK MoD

11:45 -

Moving towards supply chain partnerships in the fuels arena

  • Supporting international forces through bilateral partnerships
  • Integrating our services into military fuel supply chains
  • Improvements to operational effectiveness and resupply during NATO missions

Graham Grice, Military Account Director, Nordic Camp Supply

12:15 -

Using air platform to deliver petroleum

  • Issues surrounding land delivery of fuel provisions that air can alleviate
  • Air delivery platforms across NATO that have been used in recent operations
  • Planned modifications to make rapid supply of fuel more effective

Brian McMurry,, Fuel Project Officer, Operational Logistics Support Program, NATO Support & Procurement Agency

12:45 -

Delivering aviation fuels and lubricants

  • Established ways of coping with military specific requirements
  • Ensuring the products security throughout the supply chain
  • Military grade product quality and compliance

Olivier Jaffre, Sales Manager, General Aviation Europe, Shell Aviation

Vincent Begon, Sales Manager, ARA, Shell Aviation

Mihai Roxana, Account Manager, Lubricants Sales Europe, Shell Aviation

13:15 -

Lunch and Networking

Hosted by


Maritime and land delivery methods play an important role in operational delivery. Particularly over the last tactile mile. Managing delivery assets in an operational environment will be critical to future mission success particularly over the last tactical mile.

14:15 -

Incorporating modern challenges when planning for exercise Capable Logistician (CL 2019)

  • Capabilities that will need to be assessed , developed and tested before the exercise
  • Operational changes since CL 2015 that have influenced current training priorities
  • Opportunities for industry parties to get involved in CL 2019

Colonel Jan Husak, Director, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre

14:45 -

Modern AutoID solutions in the supply chain of the Polish Army

  • Modern supply chain changes due to new emerging AutoID technologies
  • Adopting new technological solutions related to assets management
  • Technological changes that are classed as revolutionary devices

Marcin Kalisiak, Senior Sales Engineer, ZEBRA Technologies

15:15 -

Assured sealift capacities: procurement and cooperation

  • Access to assured sealift assets: a multinational approach
  • Development of the Lead Nations concept for sealift
  • Advantages in cooperation and sharing of sealift assets

Bo T Nielsen, Managing Director Ark Project, Joint Movement and Transportation Organisation (JMTO), Danish Air Staff, Danish MoD

15:45 -

Chairman’s Summary and close of conference

Brigadier (ret) Jon Brittain, Former Head of Defence Logistics Policy, UK MoD