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9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
MALMS Forecast and Trends Analysis
This session will take a detailed look at the defense logistics and maintenance marketplace in the U.S. and internationally. The session will cover the hard numbers and examine trends, issues, and strategies. Following the MALMS Forecast and Trends presentation, a panel of experts connecting the defense and commercial markets will answer questions and address commentary from the audience. Panelists will also share their reactions and experiences, as well as their insights about the future of the defense logistics market.
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
IT Infrastructure For the Real World
Cyber-attacks have proven that DoD and the U.S. Defense Industrial base need to change, they must address their legacy portfolio of on-premise applications, point-to-point interfaces and monolithic ERPs and be able to deliver innovation quickly, securely and dynamically. Join this session to learn what organizations are considering or doing from an infrastructure perspective now, to be ready to take advantage of future digital technologies to remain agile, secure and competitive.
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Achieving Agile and Resilient Logistics in a Contested Environment
As China and Russia seek to compete with the U.S. across all domains in an increasingly contested global security environment the DOD sees the future as a battlefield with no lines. This session examines strategies to improve operations and sustainment in a contested environment.
2:45 - 3:15 PM
Industry Case Study: Rapid Covid Recovery: How will collaboration between government, OEMs and Small Business change post-COVID?
Presented by M1 Composites
Covid-19 severely impacted mission readiness by disrupting the defense supply chain that supports the rapid sustainment effort. As the average age of the U.S. Air Force aircraft continues to grow, Government, OEMs and Small Business will have to further adapt to support the Warfighter. This session will explore how collaborations between government, OEMs and Small Business will evolve post-COVID.
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Navigating Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
Protecting critical data across the supply chain is a responsibility of epic proportions. The DOD is implementing the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to normalize and standardize cybersecurity preparedness across the defense industrial base. This session will provide an overview of the progressive model of the CMMC framework and the certification process for suppliers and how section 889 affects these efforts.
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Using Commercial Practices to Advance Military Readiness
While the availability of critical military platforms is increasing, the pace must be accelerated. Threats and requirements demand a consistent urgency of response. This session will see industry experts give their take on how to improve collaborative business arrangements, the usability of metrics derived from the commercial sector, as well as streamline management and accountability of the enterprise. There will also be a focus on commercial best practices related to Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) and Designated Engineering Representative (DER) Repairs.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
How Demand Planning Data is Advancing Military Readiness
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is using Demand Planning Data to learn from the past and better predict demand planning for the future. How will these efforts help facilitate better communications with users and suppliers? What strategies are the DOD and industry undertaking to work together to reduce errors, improve demand projections and advance military readiness and buying power?
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Trends in MRO Sustainment
As the average age of U.S. military aircraft continues to grow, increased sustainment efforts will affect mission readiness. This session will cover aging weapons systems and how we keep aircraft flying.
11:40 AM - 12:15 PM
Emerging Technologies in Military Logistics
How do we get goods and supplies to the last mile? Emerging technologies like additive manufacturing, drones, predictive analytics, condition-based maintenance (CBM), robotics, virtual and augmented reality may all have a role to play. How could they all co-exist and what role will they play in modern military logistics?