News and Events
We have a full and expanding programme of events for 2019. In addition to our main events we are are also planning a number of regional events to promote closer engagement between our regiments and local commercial and academic organisations.
These are all outlined on our home page. Below we’ve set out some summaries of recent events.
RLC FOUNDATION EVENT DONNINGTON – WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2019
Team Leidos with Kuehne & Nagel and support from Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Army hosted a ‘demand forecasting and risk management in logistics event’ at Donnington on Wed 16 Oct 19. Lt Col Fiona Walker, DE&S LCST Land & Army Domain Account Manager gave an insight into Logistic Commodities and Service Transformation for future global military Distribution, Freight and Supply operations. It encompassed integration, outsourcing, procurement and storage of logistic commodities in partnership with industry experts. This partnering arrangement has already seen improved service delivery and substantial financial savings for the MOD.
Mr Paul Stannett, Customer Relations Manager Team Leidos explained how their integrated supply chain supports front line commands and the DE&S Project Teams. This has been achieved by re-brigading of stock and site rationalisation, reconfiguration of the transport network and an improvement of service delivery against the backdrop of new IS systems development and implementation.
Mr Tom Kay, Head of Future Planning Kuehne & Nagel described military Storage, Distribution and Freight operations from yesteryear and highlighted the significant improvements made through major infrastructure investment, synchronisation of systems, policy, process and people.
Following the presentations delegates were given a tour of the new Defence Fulfilment Centre and Operations Warehouse. The size of these buildings and the scale of their operations reinforced the considerable investment by our contract partners within the military supply chain network.
An excellent event which was attended by 68 industry and military delegates. Thank you Team Leidos, Kuehne & Nagel and DE&S. It was one of our best event to date!
RLC FOUNDATION MILITARY PLANNING EVENT COLCHESTER – TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2019
13 Air Assault Support Regiment RLC hosted a Military Planning event at Merville Barracks, Colchester, on Tue 24 Sep 19. This event showcased military operational logistics and exposed our corporate members to the military decision making process against the backdrop of a tactical field operational Headquarters and an ongoing battlefield scenario. The event concentrated on how the military makes decisions and subsequently executes the orders process during the planning stages of a military operation. Corporate members received an appreciation of why mission analysis prior to military engagement is so important; it shows how the military makes sense of the environment in which they are operating, how the communication chain works, it creates missions and tasks and manages inherent risks and uncertainties. This is a different approach to the business world in many respects with less data and more uncertainty, but there are recognisable planning parallels between industry and the military. The risks are different. Whilst commercial uncertainty threatens business viability and therefore profit; military uncertainty threatens the mission and ultimately lives.
After initial briefings corporate members, under the tutelage of 13 Air Assault Support Regiment officers, took part in a war gaming scenario to put their new found knowledge to the test. This provided for lively debate and confirmed that delegates had a basic understanding of the combat estimate process.
Regimental chefs provided an excellent curry lunch in the field which was enjoyed by all.
This was an excellent event and feedback from our corporate members has been extremely positive. We would plan to run a similar event in 2020.
Thank you 13 Air Assault Support Regiment!