Thank you: Forum exhibitors & sponsors.ABF Freight System, Inc ABF Freight System, Inc was established in 1923 and is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Its core business is less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping, consolidating freight from multiple shippers into a single truckload. .
Access America Transport
Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging
AFPlus Global Logistics
Agility Defense & Government Services
American Roll-On Roll-Off Noun 1. roll-on roll-off - a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination Carrier, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control
American United Logistics
APL (A Programming Language) A high-level mathematical programming language noted for its brevity and matrix generation capabilities. Developed by Kenneth Iverson in the mid-1960s, it runs on micros to mainframes and is often used to develop mathematical models. Limited
ATS Specialized, Inc.
Avis Budget Group
Baggett Transportation Company
BAX Global BAX Global is an international shipping company that is headquartered in Irvine, California, and has other major offices in Australia, Singapore, London, The Netherlands, and Toledo, Ohio. Team Schenker
Bennett Motor Express
Best Western International
BLG BLG Bulk Liquids and Gases
BLG Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
BLG Boys Like Girls (band)
BLG Bremer Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft AG (Bremen, Germany)
BLG Betalactoglobulin Logistics Automobile
The Boeing Company
Budget Truck Rental Budget Truck Rental, LLC is the second largest truck rental company in the continental United States of America with around 2,800 businesses and 32,000 trucks across the country. , LLC
Calhoon MEBA MEBA Marine Engineers Beneficial Association
MEBA Mississippians for Economic and Beverage Advancement
MEBA Myoclonic Epilepsy, Benign Adult Familial
MEBA Metro-East Baptist Association (Illinois)
MEBA Modern English for Baltic Adults Engineering School
CEVA Logistics CEVA Logistics ("seeva") is a logistics company, formerly known as TNT Logistics, which was a division of TNT.
On 2 August 2007 CEVA announced the completion of its merger with Houston (U.S.
Chapman Freeborn free·born
1. Born as a free person, not as a slave or serf.
2. Relating to or befitting a person born free.
History not born in slavery
Choice Hotels International
the body of a car Holdings
Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation
Crossroad Carriers, Inc.
Crowley Maritime Crowley Maritime Corporation, based in Oakland, CA, and founded in 1892, is primarily a family and employee-owned company that provides transportation and logistics services in U.S.
Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO DTMO Defense Travel Management Office (US DoD)
DTMO Deep Trench Mask Open (semiconductor fabrication)
DTMO Defence Tax Management Office (Australia) )
DOT, Maritime Administration (MARAD)
1. Doctor of Hebrew Letters
2. Doctor of Hebrew Literature
DLA/Defense Distribution Center
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
EI Camino Trailways
Evergreen International Airlines
Evergreen International Airlines is a cargo airline based in McMinnville, Oregon, USA. , Inc.
Extended Stay Properties
FedEx Custom Critical
General Dynamics General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2006 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. Information Technology
General Freight Services, Inc.
Greatwide Truckload Management
Green Valley Transportation
Gwangyang FEZ Authority
The Hertz Corp.
Holiday Inn--BWI Airport Hotel & Conference Ctr.
Horizon Lines, Inc.
Howland Group, Inc./DRMEC
IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries)
InterContinental Hotels Group InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) (LSE: IHG NYSE: IHG) is a multinational company which operates several hotel brands. The largest hotel company by number of rooms (556,000 as of March 2007 ), its headquarters are in Windsor just outside Greater London and (IHG IHG Intercontinental Hotels Group
IHG Iris Hypoplasia with Glaucoma )
John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort is a casino in Sparks, Nevada. The main portion of the casino consists of two 29-story towers nestled between Interstate 80 and the Union Pacific rail yard.
Joint Program Management Office (JPMO JPMO Joint Program Management Office )
Kalitta Charters Kalitta Charters is an American charter airline based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA. It operates passenger, air ambulance, and cargo charter services. Its main base is Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, with one satellite base located in Morristown, Tennessee. , LLC
LimitLess International Inc.
LMI LMI Labor Market Information
LMI Local Management Interface
LMI Logistics Management Institute
LMI Linear Matrix Inequality
LMI Legemiddelindustriforeningen (Norway)
LMI Low to Moderate Income
LMI Lender's Mortgage Insurance Government Consulting
Lockheed Martin For the former company, see .
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta.
Long Beach Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Maersk Line, Limited
Marriott International Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a worldwide operator and franchisor of a range of value and luxury hotels and related lodging facilities. Marriott currently has 2,300 accommodation properties in North America alone.
Matson Integrated Logistics
Mayflower Transit Mayflower Transit, LLC is a moving company now part of UniGroup, Inc. Founded in 1927, it is the nation's oldest van line and has the most recognized name in moving. As the best known mover in the United States, it holds third place in market share with about 11% of the U.S.
McCollister's Transportation Group
Menlo Worldwide Menlo Worldwide is a global supply chain company based in San Mateo, California which operates in approximately 14 countries worldwide. Its core business offerings include 3rd-party logistics and 4th-party supply chain management. Logistics
Mercer Transportation Co., Inc.
Military Family & Spouse Travel Network
Military Logistics Military logistics is the art and science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of military forces. In its most comprehensive sense, it is those aspects or military operations that deal with:
Military Sealift Command A major command of the US Navy, and the US Transportation Command's component command responsible for designated common-user sealift transportation services to deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy US forces on a global basis. Also called MSC. See also transportation component command.
National Air Cargo air cargo: see aviation.
National Car Rental/Alamo Rent-A-Car
NYK NYK New York Knicks
NYK Nippon Yusen Kaisha (shipping company)
NYK Not Yet Known Logistics (Americas), Inc.
Old Dominion Freight Line
Omega World Travel
Panther Expedited Services, Inc.
The Pasha Group
Pilot Freight Services
PM J-AIT PM J-AIT Product Manager, Joint - Automatic Identification Technology (formerly Product Manager, Automatic Identification Technology)
Port of Port Arthur Port Arthur, city, Canada
Port Arthur: see Thunder Bay, Ont., Canada.
Port Arthur, city, China
Port Arthur: see Lüshun, China.
Ports America Group
Powersource Transportation Inc.
Priority Solutions International Government Logistics
R & R Trucking
Ridgeway A ridgeway is a road or path that follows the highest part of the landscape. Roads and pathways
Savi, A Lockheed Martin Company
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC SAIC - http://saic.com. )
SDDC SDDC Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (formerly Military Traffic Management Command)
SDDC Single Data Device Correction (Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command)
Sealed Air Sealed Air Corporation(NYSE: SEE) is a company that makes a variety of packaging materials, systems and equipment. Its brands include Bubble Wrap, Cryovac, Instapak, Shanklin and Jiffy Mailer. They have recently moved headquarters to Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Corporation
Sixt rent a car
Southwest Airlines This article is about the American airline. For the former Japanese airline, see Japan Transocean Air. For the British airline, see Air Southwest.
Southwest Airlines Co. Company
Total Quality Logistics
Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.
TTX Company Early History of the founding of the Trailer Train Company (TTX) In November of 1954, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) entered into an agreement with the Rail-Trailer Company to handle trailers owned by trucking companies in addition to those owned by the railroads.
Union Pacific Rail Road
United Seamen's Service
United Van Lines United Van Lines is a moving van company now part of UniGroup, Inc. It is the largest mover in the United States with more than 30% market share (according to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics).
USTRANSCOM USTRANSCOM United States Transportation Command
UTi, Worldwide Group, Defense USA
XIO XIO St Marys, Ontario, Canada - St Marys / via Rail Service (Airport Code)
XIO Execute Input/Output
XIO Xdr Input Output
XIO All in One
XIO Extended Input Output
XIO Any Input Output Strategies
YRC YRC Yellow Roadway Corporation
YRC York Railway Company
YRC Yokohama Rubber Company, Ltd. Worldwide
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The Forum Wrap Up issue of the DTJ DTJ Double Talkin' Jive (Guns N' Roses song)
DTJ Downey, Thorpe and James (Boulder, CO architects) serves a noble purpose. It brings a taste of the NDTA Forum to members unable to participate in the Association's signature event. Summary articles of sessions and speakers and Forum proceedings provide informative reading, and photos of attendees and participants--our friends and our colleagues--allow everyone to share the spirit whether we traveled to Reno or not, It also records matters of utmost importance to military and industry partners. Years from now, a new generation of logisticians will peruse pe·ruse
tr.v. pe·rused, pe·rus·ing, pe·rus·es
To read or examine, typically with great care.
[Middle English perusen, to use up : Latin per-, per- these pages to learn how we overcame the challenges of our day. Maybe our ideas will be the springboard for their endeavors.
This taste--this record--this springboard would not exist if it were not for a very special cadre of Chapter members who gave of their time and talents before, during and after the Forum.
* Mike Babiak [McCollister's Transportation/All American Chapter]--who wore many other hats at the Forum in addition to Press Room Volunteer, including "Master of Duck Ceremonies"
* Mickey Frank [Washington DC Chapter]--who submitted the most comprehensive session notes ever seen
* Kent Gourdin [College of Charleston/Charleston Chapter]--who added extra dimension from the educational standpoint
* LCDR LCDR
lieutenant commander Miguel Lake [MSC/Washington DC Chapter]--who brought expertise of the maritime mission to the press room
* Mike McVeigh [McEll Services, Inc./Valley of the Sun Chapter]--the "go to" guru who motivated us all
* Bob Reilly [Logistics Unlimited/Baltimore Chapter]--who tackled some of the toughest session points
Our apologies if we overlooked anyone!
Karen Edwards has been a familiar face at the Forum Registration Desk for many years. Together with a few other long-term helpers, she has been there and seen it all, including the amazing growth of this annual NDTA event. Her smile, her great attitude, and her awesome work ethic work ethic
A set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence.
a belief in the moral value of work make Karen an excellent volunteer. She faces every task graciously. She welcomes each person that registers with her pleasant demeanor, and she is always eager to help.
Behind the scenes at the Registration Desk, we at NDTA can always count on Karen to get it all done. As the wife of Denny Edwards, our VP of Marketing and Corporate Development, Karen could simply attend the annual Forum just to enjoy the activities. Instead, she works hard throughout. This year, Karen Edwards is in the spotlight in recognition of her contributions to NDTA!
2008 Forum Volunteers
Mr. Mike Babiak * Ms. Penny Cacoulidis * Ms. Terri Dalton
MSgt Patsy DeMichele, USAFR USAFR United States Air Force Reserve * Ms. Karen Edwards
Ms. Diana Escobar * Ms. Lisa Fasching * Mr. Francis W. (Mickey) Frank
Dr. Kent Gourdin * Mrs. Marlene Jetton Jet´ton
n. 1. A metal counter used in playing cards. * Mr. Benton Jetton
LCDR Miguel Lake * Mr. Colt Meyer * Ms. Amanda Meyer
Ms. Lynn Nelson * Mr. Mike McVeigh * Ms. Gina Ortiz * Mr. Bob Reilly
Ms. Yolanda Rios * Ms. Marie Rohrbough
LtCol Stephen Rohrbough, USAF (Ret.) * Mr. Wesley (Shorty short·y also short·ie Informal
n. pl. short·ies
1. A person short in stature.
2. A thing of less than average size, length, extension, or duration.
adj. ) Salmans
Ms. Betty Tedder * Ms. Cindy Thurgood * Mr. Craig Thurgood
Mr. Douglas A. Tilden
Chairman, Ports America Group
September 22, 2008
NDTA Forum Opening Ceremony
"Finding the means to do more with less"
Journalists from DC Velocity attended the NDTA Forum in Reno to report on several professional sessions. Following is a recap of the opening address by Mr. Douglas Tilden Douglas Tilden (May 1, 1861 to August 5, 1935) was a world-famous deaf sculptor who went to the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley, California (now in Fremont, California). Tilden became deaf after a severe bout of scarlet fever. , which can be read in full in the November issue of DC Velocity online at: www.dcvelocity.com [Check Defense Logistics on the Content Channels]
US PORTS TO FEEL THE SQUEEZE
By DC Velocity Staff
Copyright 2008 Agile Business Media. Used by permission
In his keynote address keynote address
An opening address, as at a political convention, that outlines the issues to be considered. Also called keynote speech.
Noun 1. , Doug Tilden, chairman of the Ports America Group, the nation's largest terminal operator, warned that ports are shaping up to be a major chokepoint choke·point or choke point
1. A narrow passage, such as a strait, through which shipping must pass.
2. A point of congestion or obstruction.
Noun 1. in the next decade. Based on North American North American
named after North America.
North American blastomycosis
see North American blastomycosis.
North American cattle tick
see boophilusannulatus. maritime annual container volume across the top 10 gateway ports, Ports America predicts that demand will exceed available capacity at most, if not all, of those ports.
Consider the Long Beach/Los Angeles gateway. In 2004, the port handled a little over 13 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units, the standard measure for intermodal shipping containers). By 2020, Ports America projects, volume could swell to almost 60 million TEUs. But Long Beach has not been able to add capacity for five years and still hasn't cracked the code for securing requisite approvals from the regulatory authorities.
Mr. Douglas A. Tilden
Chairman, Ports America Group
Mr. Timothy (Tim) E. Carroll
Vice President, IBM
Amb. (Ret.) James W. Pardew
Former Deputy Ass't. Secretary General for Operations, (NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
in full North Atlantic Treaty Organization
International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion. )
General Duncan J. McNabb, USAF USTRANSCOM Commander
The capacity problem is exacerbated by the relative inefficiency of American port operations. At Los Angeles/Long Beach, the container throughput per acre of land each year is around 6500 TEUs. At Shanghai, by contrast, the throughput per acre is over 18,000 TEUs.
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Tilden, it's time It's Time was a successful political campaign run by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) under Gough Whitlam at the 1972 election in Australia. Campaigning on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative (Liberal Party of Australia) government, Labor put forward a to attack the infrastructure issues. We have to find common ground with environmental constituencies so additional port capacity can be brought online. We must implement new technologies to improve throughput and better utilize the available footprint. And we cannot fail to seamlessly integrate security initiatives into port operations, because we need more efficient, not less efficient, ports.
The reality is that a return to 6 percent GDP GDP (guanosine diphosphate): see guanine. growth will require 3.2 million TEU's worth of new capacity annually. That's the equivalent of adding a Port of Houston The Port of Houston is the port of Houston, Texas, the fourth-largest city in the United States. The Port is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities located a few hours' sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico. and a Port of Charleston--both top 10 gateway ports--each and every year. It may not be glamorous, but maritime transport is an essential part of our nation's economy--and it's something we can't afford to ignore.
Mr. Timothy (Tim) E. Carroll
Vice President, IBM
September 23, 2008
Global Supply Chain Operations Integrated Supply Chain
"Integrated Supply Chain"
Mr. Carroll's presentation focused on supply chain transformation and the role leadership plays to help drive change and ensure success. He used IBM's own experience as the backdrop for his talk, but prefaced the discussion by saying that while the IBM supply chain is large by commercial standards (see slide above), it pales in comparison to that of the DOD (1) (Dial On Demand) A feature that allows a device to automatically dial a telephone number. For example, an ISDN router with dial on demand will automatically dial up the ISP when it senses IP traffic destined for the Internet. .
Still, operations management Operations management is an area of business that is concerned with the production of goods and services, and involves the responsibility of ensuring that business operations are efficient and effective. and process improvement is common to all supply chains, big or small, public or private. We can, and we must, learn from each other. This is the primary value added Value Added
The enhancement a company gives its product or service before offering the product to customers.
This can either increase the products price or value. by NDTA--fostering dialogue and information sharing See data conferencing. . Over the past 20 years we've moved from push to pull; the next paradigm is the movement to globalization globalization
Process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world. Factors that have contributed to globalization include increasingly sophisticated communications and transportation in which the supply chain is paramount. A global supply chain requires careful synchronization.
For IBM, 2003 was the watershed year for supply chain transformation when the company committed to "transform the supply chain from a cost of doing business into a competitive advantage." It embraced four key focus areas:
Organization--The first design point was to integrate the various functions of the supply chain end to end (eg, manufacturing and engineering, which were previously spread out and hardwired to 18 different business units). This move created a single Integrated Supply Chain. This integration allowed better collaboration, which helped ensure that the team did what was best for IBM, not just an individual product line.
Performance--Measure end to end on the overall effectiveness of supply chain performance; driven by three overarching metrics centered on client satisfaction, creating shareholder value, and fostering employee development.
Process--Maniacal focus on process improvement. Optimize process first, then overlay technology. Drive out waste and latency. Keep things simple. Has a major focus on Six Sigma Not to be confused with Sigma 6.
Six Sigma is a set of practices originally developed by Motorola to systematically improve processes by eliminating defects. A defect is defined as nonconformity of a product or service to its specifications. with more than 70 practitioners.
Culture--Open and diverse, but blended; highly collaborative; accountable for actions, Need to align around a common mission and be a principle based organization. Communicate clearly up and down organization. Collaborate, but never give up on your beliefs or what is in client's best interest even if you are outnumbered 100 to one.
This organizational transformation has helped IBM delivered sustainable results:
* Earnings per share gains for 22 straight quarters
* Improved sales force productivity, sales force now spend 38% more time with clients
* Turning orders faster
* Savings, margins, and cash generation all improved
Ambassador (Ret) James W. Pardew
Former Deputy Ass't. Secretary General for Operations, (NATO)
September 23, 2008
"US Foregin and Security Policy--Challenges for the Next Administration"
The address presented by retired Ambassador Pardew to Forum attendees was the first ever delivered by a former State Department official; he served as Ambassador to Bulgaria, 2002-2005. The presentation was extremely well attended, and the topic was timely in light of the November elections. NDTA is grateful for the insight that Ambassador Pardew brings to our membership, and for sharing "10 Priority Measures" that could put us back on course. [Editor's Note Editor's Note (foaled in 1993 in Kentucky) is an American thoroughbred Stallion racehorse. He was sired by 1992 U.S. Champion 2 YO Colt Forty Niner, who in turn was a son of Champion sire Mr. Prospector and out of the mare, Beware Of The Cat.
Trained by D. : Views expressed do not represent current US or NATO policy.]
I appreciate the opportunity to talk to this group of security professionals about something I have been working on for more than 40 years in one capacity or another--US national security and foreign policy. The topic is particularly foreign policy. The topic is particularly relevant as we approach the 2008 Presidential election. No organization, no individual has more impact on US national security and US relations abroad than the US President. In Brussels, I was continually amazed at how closely the average European follows the details of a US election. They understand that the decisions of American voters will affect their lives deeply; but they are also smart enough to know that they cannot comprehend all the factors that go into our voting patterns.
I have just returned to the US after six years in Europe, first as US Ambassador to Bulgaria, then as Director of Operations, NATO International Staff, a position I relinquished at the end of August. I speak to you from the perspective of my overseas experience, as a committed internationalist who believes that America is strongest when working with international institutions like NATO.
Within NATO, 26 North American and European democracies [expanding to 28 next year] cooperate daily on common security interests. The Alliance was vital to the destruction of Soviet communism. But since the "Wall" came down, NATO has been transforming itself from an organization once bent on Adj. 1. bent on - fixed in your purpose; "bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event"
bent, dead set, out to deterring a great war in central Europe Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. In addition, Northern, Southern and Southeastern Europe may variously delimit or overlap into Central Europe. to an expeditionary capability which has provided stability in the Balkans, security assistance in Iraq, logistics support in Africa, disaster relief to Pakistan, and counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan. NATO has also developed close partner relations with a wide range of nations around the world who support NATO operations. I hope that we will recognize and appreciate the new NATO as we develop our future security strategy.
America is at a critical moment--a moment that will define who we are, what kind of nation we want to be, and how we relate to other nations in the international system. In that context, I will cover two topics: First, the status of US foreign policy and national security today; and second, urgent priorities to ensure continued American security and American international leadership in the future.
THE US AND THE WORLD TODAY
It is a clich'e now to say that September 11, 2001, changed America. But how did it change us?
Prior to that tragedy, the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. was accepted universally as a military and economic hyper power. We were the standard bears for the rule of law, human rights, treatment of prisoners, and democracy around the world. Outraged by the attacks on New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of and Washington on September 11. an overwhelming percentage of the world's population and their leaders--including Muslims around the world--supported the United States in our determination to destroy AI Qaeda and to bring Osama Bin Laden Osama bin Laden: see bin Laden, Osama. and his collaborators to justice. NATO in September 2001 in voked Article 5 of the Washington Treaty The Treaty of Washington may refer to:
OUR SITUATION IN 2008 IS FAR DIFFERENT, AND WE MUST FACE SOME HARSH REALITIES
Today, the international credibility of the US has never been lower. International organizatins and alliances critical to our national security are weakened. In the minds of many national leaders, international organizations have become the means to restrain, rather than to support, US power, NATO, shunted aside in 2001 by the US Administration, is now a fragile partner in Afghanistan. Lont-term allies now look at us with suspicion, and our best friends around the world are on the defensive in light of Guantanamo, allegations of secret prisons and extraordinary renditions, policies tolerant of the abuse of prisoners, domestic surveillance without warrants, and a national image of "shoot first--beg forgivencess later."
Today, at best, long-time allies are lukewarm in support for American security initiatives. In Germany alone, those who viewed the US favorable dropped from 78 percent in 2001 to 31 percent this year; in the UK, from 75 percent to 56 percent. Muslims around the world are hostile and radical agends flourish, Support for US programs in Afghanistan and the Gulf by moderate Muslim nations is minuscule, and the Middle East is more volatile than ever, In Pakistan, critical to our success in Afghanistan against AI Qaeda, less than 20 percent of the people view the US favorably.
Our noble and self-sacrificing military forces are vastly over-extended. Russia is resurgent re·sur·gent
1. Experiencing or tending to bring about renewal or revival.
2. Sweeping or surging back again.
Adj. 1. , flush with petroleum cash, drifting away from democracy, and threatening a new cold war. China holds $260 billion in US debt--three times the level of Japan in second place ($83 billion).
Despite all of this, our country remains a military, economic, and political power unequalled in history, Yet, history also tells us that power is transient and rarely stable. Given our recent experience and where we find ourselves today, we have to ask ourselves. are we using this power wisely, and can we sustain our power and influence if we stay on the current path?
Despite my sombre som·bre
adj. Chiefly British
Variant of somber.
sombre or US somber
1. serious, sad, or gloomy: a sombre message
2. assessment, I remain an optimist, because one of the characteristics that defines us as a nation and that has served to make America great in the past is that we don't hide from problems. We fix them, Today, we have a lot of fixing to do if we are to sustain our power and ensure our security.
NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN POLICY PRIORITIES FOR 2009
I don't have all the answers, but I have some ideas on priority steps the next US Administration can take to restore America's international stature, improve national security, and sustain power for the future. I propose 10 priority measures. I will concentrate on just a few of them and simply list others.
1. Rekindle re·kin·dle
tr.v. re·kin·dled, re·kin·dling, re·kin·dles
1. To relight (a fire).
2. To revive or renew: rekindled an old interest in the sciences. international confidence in US leadership and international security.
I went to NATO in 2005 because I believe that American is most secure in a multilateral context. After three years working on Afghanistan, Kosovo, and training in Iraq, I am even more convinced that cooperating with traditional allies who share our values is in our best interest. Gaining the cooperation can be difficult, time consuming, and frustrating, but in the end, the resulting unity of purpose enhances our strength. Form my experience, our allies also see their interest in working with the US.
One place to start restoring confidence in the US is to re-establish an effective partnership with Europe on Trans-Atlantic security issues. Repairing this relationship--manifest most vividly in NATO--is a vital US national security interest.
US influence on security fell to rock bottom among traditional allies in Europe in the wreckage of the expriment with "neocon ne·o·con
A neoconservative: "The neocons and hard-liners have long felt that no Soviet leader could be trusted" New York Times. " [neo-conservative] unilateralism u·ni·lat·er·al·ism
A tendency of nations to conduct their foreign affairs individualistically, characterized by minimal consultation and involvement with other nations, even their allies. . Critics of the US in Europe today Europe Today is a daily radio news show on the BBC World Service about public affairs throughout Europe. It is presented by Audrey Carville at 17:00 GMT every weekday. External links
or Second Persian Gulf War
Brief conflict in 2003 between Iraq and a combined force of troops largely from the U.S. and Great Britain; and a subsequent U.S. in 2003 . Meanwhile, more committed European friends of America are in hibernation, ticking the days off the calender CALENDER. An almanac. Julius Caesar ordained that the Roman year should consist of 365 days, except every fourth year, which should contain 366, the additional day to be reckoned by counting the twenty-fourth day of February (which was the 6th of the calends of March) twice. until January 20, 2009.
The loss of Europen confidence in the current American leadership relates not just to bullying but, on a deeper level, to the ease with which the current US Government abandoned ingrained Trans-Atlantic values. To most Europeans, the US Administration pursued a double standard in its approach to torture rule of law, human rights, and protection of the environment--all now deeply rooted European values. Luckily, the current loss of confidence seems not directed at the US in general, and the damage is reversible; so for our next US President, there is hope.
2. Concentrate on defeating AI Qaeda and bringing Bin Ladin to justice.
Since 2001, the Administration has lost focus of our military objective and launched the country on a vague, openended global war on terrorism Terrorist acts and the threat of Terrorism have occupied the various law enforcement agencies in the U.S. government for many years. The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, as amended by the usa patriot act that has diffused and dissipated American military power. We need to go back to basics. Afghanistan is American's was of justice, and we cannot fail. That is where the attacks on 9-11 were planned. Prepared, and launched. That is where the Taliban supported Bin Ladin and AI Qaeda. Today, the US has about 40,000 troops in Afghanistan and 140,000 troops in Iraq where Bin Ladin has never been and where AI Qaeda was only a suscontract operation.
NATO--to use an analogy appropriate to Reno--has pushed all its chips to the center of the gaming table in Afghanistan. Currently, NATO has more than 50,000 troops from 28 member and 14 partner nations in Afghanistan. But Afghanistan is as difficult an operational environment as anywhere in the world. I can report to you definitively that the security situation there is deteriorating as the Taliban and Al Qaeda gain strength and Pakistan provides a safe haven 1. Designated area(s) to which noncombatants of the United States Government's responsibility and commercial vehicles and materiel may be evacuated during a domestic or other valid emergency.
2. for insurgents Insurgents, in U.S. history, the Republican Senators and Representatives who in 1909–10 rose against the Republican standpatters controlling Congress, to oppose the Payne-Aldrich tariff and the dictatorial power of House speaker Joseph G. Cannon. . Today in Afghanistan, there are not nearly enough troops to provide security for the level of development essential for success.
Until the US reverses its priorities and demonstrates a full national commitment to success in Afghanistan, greater NATO engagement will be difficult. A shift of US forces from Iraq to Afghanistan is essential as a matter of urgency. European and other allies can hardly be expected to carry a greater security burden in South Asia This article is about the geopolitical region in Asia. For geophysical treatments, see Indian subcontinent.
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia if the area is a secondary, strategic economy-of-force theatre for the US.
3. Restore Armed Forces readiness of service branches
We have the greatest military ever known. yet the young men and women who answer the call day-in and day-out in some of the most dangerous and difficult operational conditions are over-stretched and depleted de·plete
tr.v. de·plet·ed, de·plet·ing, de·pletes
To decrease the fullness of; use up or empty out.
[Latin d from fighting two wars--Iraq and Afghanistan--while trying to uphold our national security responsibilities elsewhere. The next President will be required to choose between reducing the operational tempo in order to restore capability or vastly increasing US defense costs. Given the dire condition of our economy, reducing deployments is the only logical answer.
4. Seek energy independence.
We must stop deluding ourselves and the public at large that cheap oil is coming back and that somehow dependency on unstable supplies of energy to the US doesn't affect our security. The trend is clear. As T. Boone Pickens and others have said, no matter how much drilling we do in national parks This is a list of national parks ordered by nation. Africa
A member of a small governing faction.
[Greek oligarkh , alternative energy; Hugo Chavez set your teeth on edge, alternative energy."
We should have a sweeping, bold national strategy on alternative energy--beyond the scope of the Manhattan Project Manhattan Project, the wartime effort to design and build the first nuclear weapons (atomic bombs). With the discovery of fission in 1939, it became clear to scientists that certain radioactive materials could be used to make a bomb of unprecented power. U.S. or the space program--as a critical national security priority. In that regard, I also believe that the full weight of the DOD research and development and acquisition system should be applied to this problem. Energy is critical to our national security; and the greater our energy independence, the greater our international flexibility. If we assume this leadership role, our allies will follow.
America is and will remain an international power into the foreseeable future, but the recent trends are not positive. We need to face that reality and decide what kind of leader we are going to be in years to come and determine whether our choices actually strengthen or degrade our security? What is to be our historic legacy: 2001 or 2008? Athens or Sparta?
We need to get to work to fix the problems, to mobilize this great country to tackle some big issues like energy and our finances to get us back on track. I am confident that we Americans will meet the challenge. I also am confident that at least one part of the world--the European Continent where I just served--is waiting and hoping for an America that returns to its core values in 2009.
General Duncan J. McNabb, USAF
September 24, 2008
Meet TRANSCOM'S new Commander, General Duncan McNabb General Duncan J. McNabb is Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. As Vice Chief, he presides over the Air Staff and serves as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Requirements Oversight Council. . In Forum remarks, McNabb recalled his long association with NDTA and TRANSCOM TRANSCOM United States Transportation Command
TRANSCOM Transportation Operations Coordinating Committee (metro New York, New Jersey, Connecticut)
TRANSCOM Transactions on Communications (IEEE) and the people who in-fluenced his career, including "many lifesavers" present in the audience. His resolve to support the command, "one of our nation's crown jewels crown jewels
Ornaments used at the coronation of a monarch and the formal ensigns of monarchy worn or carried on state occasions, as well as collections of personal jewelry consolidated by European sovereigns as valuable assets of their royal houses and the offices they ," and all its logistics partners was most apparent. Through the TRANSCOM enterprise, America will continue to flex military capability and humanitarian compassion swiftly and efficiently, with reliability and precision. And performance-based logistics will set the bench-mark for continuing operations continuing operations
Parts of a business that are expected to be maintained as an ongoing segment of an overall business operation. Income and losses from continuing operations are reported separately if any segments have been discontinued during the .
In 1987, I was aide to General Cassidy, TRANSCOM's first commander. So in Navy parlance, I'm a TRANSCOM plankowner, and a lifetime operator in the Deployment and Distribution Enterprise. you could say I've been in training for this job just about my entire life. Now I'm back 21 years later, a little older, perhaps a little wiser, but every bit as enthusiastic as I was on that parade field in 1987. While I have a good idea of what we do as a team, I'm here in Reno this week at the NDTA Forum to increase my knowledge base--to listen and to learn from you, the professionals who make strategic mobility and distribution happen around the clock and around the world. To quote Theodore Roosevelt, "Excellence is doing a common thing in an uncommon way." I like to think that quote captures the essence of what we do in the mobility and distribution business every day.
It is my very great honor and privilege to lead this world-class team of military, civilian, and commercial logisticians--a team that is unmatched anywhere in the world. And when I say unmatched, I'm talking about more than the movement of millions of tons over great distances, because, quite frankly, that under-values your contribution to the nation. It's more than just moving enormous piles of equipment and thousands of people.
You are the "arbiters of opportunity," a term Dr. Thomas Kane Thomas Kane is the name of:
If I sound enthusiastic about what we do it is because I am. You can count on me to be eternally excited and endlessly enthusiastic about what you do for our great nation every day. So hang on tight, because you are in for a great ride! Let me speak with equal enthusiasm about a few things I think are important as we look to the future.
US TRANSCOM-PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
The usual TRANSCOM briefing would announce big numbers and the fact that the sun never sets on our distribution empire. But, I will leave you with one number--this week, we will deliver our 10,000th MRAP MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (military vehicle)
MRAP Mouvement contre le Racisme et Pour l'Amitié entre les Peuples (French antiracism movement)
MRAP Melanocortin-2 Receptor Accessory Protein in-theater. Like all the armor we've sent before, those vehicles are saving lives and limbs everyday. But the actual movers and shakers are here at the NDTA Forum--no one knows more about the big numbers than you do.
Instead, let me talk about my performance expectations. Remember--the warfighter isn't interested in our big numbers if things arrive late, at the wrong place, if they are damaged, or if the cost that we incur is too much for them to bear. Instead, the warfighter is interested is distribution enterprise performance that's precise, reliable, visible, and efficient. So the challenge to ourselves is:
* First, to continue to move those big numbers but, more importantly, to design the future enterprise that moves the big numbers precisely to the point of need when the warfighter needs them. To put the controls and measures in place to ensure that the system operates reliability so the warfighter can count on it--day in and day out.
* To use every means of technology and "know-how" to ensure the warfighter can see their requirements coming their way through the distribution pipeline.
* To be relentlessly effective but always mindful of cost so we're delivering on our promises at the best value to the taxpayer.
* And finally, to hold ourselves accountable to the warfighter and each other to ensure that the enterprise performs as it is supposed to.
Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen." So, let me finish were I started. I promised, up front, that I will listen to you and look forward to improving our capabilities that help us meet our goal of a "Promise made is a promise kept."
I leave you with the thought that our one primary focus is providing the best customer service possible, in the most effective and efficient manner we can. I promise that we will carefully share information that's likely to affect our partners--to make our data gathering and decision making as transparent as possible. You deserve nothing less, and we'll work hard to deliver.
We all know that we are a nation at war. And we must see the reality around us, but we must always look ahead. We are inherently flexible and have a quick response capability that is second to none. We have to be--our customers expect and depend on us to be--innovative, cost-efficient, and reliable. We're committed to working with you--our industry partners--to look for ways to improve our tools and skills.
Together we can make improvements to the Defense Transportation System--make it work for us in new and certainly better ways. We will lean forward, looking ahead, planning for the future, not just reacting to the present. I know that together we can make the collective enterprise a better, more effective, best value system for our primary customer--the warfighter.
Jointness and partnerships aren't just words, they are how our team truly works together to change the world--for the better. I am delighted to be back on the USTRANSCOM team. My team and I look forward to interacting with you throughout the Forum.
"The Pacific Rim--Change & Challenges"
CAPT Janice Wynn, USN
Chief of Staff, US Naval Forces, Marianas
CAPT Robert C. Bronson, USN
Deputy Dir. J4 Logistics, Engineering & Security Assistance, US Pacific Command
Mr. Matthew Cox Matthew Bevan Cox (born July 2, 1969), commonly known as Matthew Cox, also sometimes known as Matthew B. Cox and Matt Cox, is an American felon and con man who has been convicted of conspiracy and grand theft.
Executive VP & C00, Matson
COL Bruce Ferri, USA
Chief, CJ4/G4 Transportation Div., US Forces Korea
Dramatic changes are coming to US force positioning in the Pacific, with Guam emerging as the centerpiece of that new strategy. Guam's location is close to eastern Asia, and the island has a deepwater port capable of handling projected fleet logistics and mission support increases as well as lots of open-ocean for training of all types. Forces from densely populated areas in Japan and Okinawa will shift to Guam, thereby easing US/Japanese relations without compromising their existing missions. In fact, plans for consolidating forces call for vacating the area south of Kadena. This massive relocation of forces to Guan guan: see curassow. will help the US address ongoing challenges in the PACOM PACOM Pacific Command
PACOM Pan-African Committee (for START, the Global Change System for Research, Analysis and Training) AOR AOR
The ISO 4217 currency code for Angolan Reajustado Kwanza. . First, moving things and people both into and within the command will be more efficient with Guam as the focal point focal point
See focus. . Second, logistics operating costs operating costs npl → gastos mpl operacionales will be reduced through the utilization of more joint inventory and shipment management. Additionally, US Flag liner services already serve Guam; both Matson and Horizon Lines are partnering in the port upgrade and will have sufficient vessel capacity to support the increased requirements to and from Guam. Issues that will need to be addressed in Guam include the large-scale increase in the island's population that will result from the influx of service members and their families; a lack of sufficient labor to accomplish necessary constriction constriction /con·stric·tion/ (kon-strik´shun)
1. a narrowing or compression of a part; a stricture.constric´tive
2. a diminution in range of thinking or feeling, associated with diminished spontaneity. , upgrading the infrastructure (power, water, waste, transportation, telecommunications, health, and human services), and dealing with environmental mattes related to the growth.
Changes are coming to Korea as well. By 2012, the Republic of Korea will assume responsibility for her own defense. Major US facilities will be reduced down to one in Daegu, two in Pyeongtaek (Camp Humphries and Osan AB), and the deepwater port at Busan, which will include 30 deep draft berths. The Korean government is aggressively moving to update their transportation infrastructure to include high-speed rail High-speed rail is a type of passenger rail transport that operates significantly faster than the normal speed of rail traffic. Specific definitions include 200-320 km/h (125-200 mph) - depending on whether the track is upgraded or new - by the European Union and above 90 mph . Their ultimate vision is to integrate their entire transportation system into the so-called Iron Silk Road Silk Road
Ancient trade route that linked China with Europe. Originally a caravan route and used from c. 100 BC, the 4,000-mi (6,400-km) road started in Xi'an, China, followed the Great Wall to the northwest, climbed the Pamir Mtns. that will eventually stretch from Korea to London.
The question was asked about who is paying for these moves. The answer was than for Korea, major MILCON MILCON Military Construction programs (Yongsan Relocation Program and Land Partnership Program) and the ROK will fund approximately 80%. The Government of Japan agreed to fund 60% of the buildup for Guam; Federal agencies and the Government of Guam are financing additional infrastructure and services.
"The Defense Personal Property System"
lieutenant colonel William Carberry, USA
Director, Defense Personal Property System, J-6 TRANSCOM
This session was well attended with an audience split between shippers and carriers in the Household Goods moving and storage business. The Defense Personal Property System (DPS Minicomputer series from Bull HN.
1. (language, text) DPS - Display PostScript.
2. (language) DPS - A real-time language with direct expression of timing requests.
["Language Constructs for Distributed Real-Time PRogramming", I. ) cover all moves for all services in both CONUS and OCONUS OCONUS Outside the Continental United States
OCONUS Outside Contiguous United States and replaces the aging Transportation Operational Personal Property Standard System family of legacy systems.
The DPS includes the "Families First Program," which maintains specific goals:
* To improve the quality of service from moving companies
* To streamline the claims process
* To provide full replacement value coverage to all service members
* To develop a robust IT system for information management
* To improve automated payments to carriers in a timely manner
* To provide 24/7 counseling via web-based application See Web application.
* To maintain preferential award of business based on best value scoring
LTC Carberry noted that current improvements in the household goods forwarding system are based on invaluable feedback from industry partners and military service members who have made the move. He explained, "Quality simply wasn't where it should be and service members wanted more control of the process." We listened, and we responded with our "Families First Program." For more information, visit www.sddc.army.mil/public/Personal + Property/Families + First/
"Global Distribution Support of our Warfighter"
Mr. Rob Fitzgerald
Exec, Dir., Enterprise Solutions, Defense Systems Group--Man Tech Internationl
lieutenant general Daniel G. Brown, USA (Ret)
VP, Logistics Center of Excellence
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
BG James L. Hodge
Commander SDDCMr. Lou Kratz
VP Logistics & Sustainment Corporate
Engineering & Technology
Mr. Larry M. Glasco
Deputy Dir., Logistics Operations and Readiness (J3/4), DLA DLA
dog leukocyte antigen. J3/4
Mr. Ron Richburg
Prog. Mgr., Logistics & Sustainment,
Corp. Engineering & Tech., Lockheed Martin
Great discussion! BG Hodge opened the session by addressing the need for identifying requirements in advance of shipping. He also discussed the importance of tracking Foreign Military Sales That portion of United States security assistance authorized by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, as amended. This assistance differs from the Military Assistance Program and the International Military Education and Training Program (FMS FMS - Flexible Manufacturing System (factory automation). ) and container management. General Hodge offered himself as the "Champion of onward movement." Mr. Glasco reiterated LTG Dail's vision to extend the DLA supply chain enterprise worldwide. And according to LTG Brown, we seem to be in a "perfect storm" when it comes to logistics management--eg, maintaining current flow into the area of operation (AOR) but also understanding that at some point the flow will begin to reverse. How that transition is managed will have great impact and possibly great cost if not accomplished efficiently. Brown continued the discussion noting the need to manage the challenges of Readiness, Cost, and Speed. The ultimate goals will have to be:
1 reduce redundancy
2. separate business processes from systems management
3. adopt information as a service strategy
4. optimize supply chain management
5. and further outsource distribution functions
Mr. Richburg presented an overview of the DOD Strategy--beginning with changes since the onset of the Global War on Terror This article is about U.S. actions, and those of other states, after September 11, 2001. For other conflicts, see Terrorism.
The War on Terror (also known as the War on Terrorism (GWOT GWOT Global War on Terrorism ), through recent efforts and actions that will be required as we go forward.
"Human Capital Development"
Mr. James D. Hall
Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Logistics Plans and Studies
Ms. Carol Ann Conrad
Logistics Management Logistics Management is that part of Supply Chain Management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective, forward, and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet Specialists, ODUSD
Logistics & Material Readiness/Supply Chain Integration
rear admiral (upper half) Mark D. Harnitchek, USN
Director of Strategy, Policy, Programs and Logistics, USTRANSCOM (TCJ TCJ The Comics Journal
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Dr. Paul Needham
Dir. of Supply Chain Mgmt. Concentration, Industrial College of the Armed Forces The Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) is a U.S. military educational institution tasked with preparing military officers and civilian government officials for leadership and executive positions in the field of national security.
Mr. John T. Schneider
Dir., Human Resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. , FedEx Services
Mr. Eric S. Stange
CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. & President, Accenture National Security Services Security services are state institutions for the provision of intelligence, primarily of a strategic nature, but also including protective security intelligence. Examples include the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the United Kingdom, and the , LLC
Mr. Hall began the session by introducing panel members and the topics they were to cover and by noting human capital challenges that lie on the horizon in both public and private enterprises: impending im·pend
intr.v. im·pend·ed, im·pend·ing, im·pends
1. To be about to occur: Her retirement is impending.
2. retirement wave; greater competition for talent; new and evolving obstacles; and outsourcing of non-core functions.
Ms. Conrad addressed the year-long effort to develop a DOD Logistics Human Capital Strategy. An Executive Steering Group (ESG ESG Enterprise Strategy Group (Veritas)
ESG Emergency Shelter Grant (Florida, USA)
ESG Expeditionary Strike Group
ESG Electronic Service Guide (used in DVB) ), joined by subject matter experts from DOD Services, Agencies and Commands, has worked to formulate a competency based approach that would successfully record observable, measurable patterns of performance. This approach enables workforce flexibility, the development of a common lexicon, workforce performance optimization, and outcome based results. As a result, fifteen core competencies have been identified across four workforce categories. This approach also enabled multi-faceted career development through progressive learning opportunities and mapping of competencies to training and education sources. Conrad also discussed opportunities for public and private enterprises to gain from each others' perspectives. This is an on-going effort; significant advances have been made in a relatively short timeframe, but even more improvements are anticipated.
Dr. Needham discussed the complexities of logistics, as well as the complexities of tying degreed de·greed
Having or requiring an academic degree: a degreed biologist; a degreed profession. and non-degreed education and training to performance. He shed light on how to utilize people's experience, their performance, and their education to identify and provide the social, decision making, problem solving problem solving
Process involved in finding a solution to a problem. Many animals routinely solve problems of locomotion, food finding, and shelter through trial and error. , and time management skills necessary for proficient logisticians in the future.
RADM Harnitchek discussed competency based workforce development at the Combatant Command A unified or specified command with a broad continuing mission under a single commander established and so designated by the President, through the Secretary of Defense and with the advice and assistance of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (COCOM COCOM Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls
COCOM Coordinating Committee
COCOM Combatant Commander
COCOM Corporate Communications
COCOM combatant command (command authority) (US DoD) ) level. USTRANSCOM's approach is to develop trained and experienced joint logisticians through a "Distribution Academy" that will provide "What you have to know to run the show." Educational opportunities USTRANSCOM is utilizing inside and outside the Distribution Academy are mapped to competencies from the Joint Deployment and Distribution Competency Model. Enterprise knowledge and understanding is as crucial as mathematical know-how and analytical thinking. Keys to successful development of future logisticians are Service and Joint individual training; Joint professional logistics education; and Joint experience and mentorship.
Mr. Schneider discussed leadership development methods at FedEx that link core competencies, which are reviewed every two or three years, to business strategies. Leadership development is done in response to business demands and varies by function (management of professional) and career level. Schneider discussed how his HR Department partners, along with other FedEx Department, offer additional programs such as Global Immersion, job rotation 17:43, 15 October 2007 (UTC)17:43, 15 October 2007 (UTC)17:43, 15 October 2007 (UTC)17:43, 15 October 2007 (UTC)17:43, 15 October 2007 (UTC)17:43, 15 October 2007 (UTC)~~×≥ An approach to management development is job rotation , and mentoring. He also mentioned several strategic plans to help leaders to more successful and adapt to changing business demands.
Mr. Stange stressed that organizations must progress from simply managing talent to nurturing and multiplying it. And more importantly, everyone within the organization must be committed to that goal. According to Stange, there are several ways to promote talent: use of integrated talent assessment solutions; combine talent development in recruiting campaigns; develop learning management capability; develop effectiveness rating based on reducing time searching for information; formal mentoring; and rewarding motivation contributions.
Mr. Andy Clarke Andrew (Andy) Weston Clarke (born July 22, 1967 in Islington, London) is a former footballer who played for Barnet, Wimbledon and Peterborough United as striker. Clarke now runs a market stall in the Camden Lock markets.
CEO, Panther Expedited Services, Inc
Mr. Doug Coates
Principal & Senior VP, Tans Systems
Mr. Tim Nolan
Vice President, AMB Property Corp
Mr. John Rhow
Vice President, Goldman Sachs The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., or simply Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is one of the world's largest global investment banks. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869, and is headquartered in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City at 85 Broad Street.
Economic issues surrounding Freddie Mac Freddie Mac: see Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. , Fannie Mae Fannie Mae: see Federal National Mortgage Association. , and a possible 700 billion dollar government bailout generated significant attendee interest in this session. As a result, panelists did not rely on slides to illustrate presentations. As they wanted to "cut to the chase" and address audience questions. Discussion highlights from this timely and very informative breakout session follow.
Doug Coates emphasized the need to first establish metrics regardless of the type of Public/Private Partnership (PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) The most popular method for transporting IP packets over a serial link between the user and the ISP. Developed in 1994 by the IETF and superseding the SLIP protocol, PPP establishes the session between the user's computer and the ISP using ). Without an agreed upon Adj. 1. agreed upon - constituted or contracted by stipulation or agreement; "stipulatory obligations"
noncontroversial, uncontroversial - not likely to arouse controversy metrics for measurement, success or failure cannot be determined. The more objective the metrics the better; this helps prevent a subjective distortion of the facts. For example, annual income from toll revenues for road infrastructure PPP would be a strong objective metric. Public/Private Partnerships are critical when undertaking massive infrastructure projects in our country. Some are brand new projects, but most involve enhancements on existing infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and ports. The Indianapolis Tollway project is an example successful PPP that involved the Macquarie Bank Macquarie Bank Limited is an Australian merchant bank and financial services group, providing a broad range of products and services to investors, corporations and government. Its global headquarters is in Sydney, and it is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). of Australia who provided capital outlay capital outlay
See capital expenditure. . The agreement included careful stipulations--maintenance, caps on toll increases, etc.--for desired outcome.
Tim Nolan offered some examples in which his company, AMB, was pan of several PPPs involving Air, Rail, and Port infrastructure development.
* AIR--AMP was key in the building of on-tarmac warehouses at the Dallas/ Ft. Worth airport. The partnership was quite good in that the offer involved the development of unused land at the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport. The final infrastructure improvement was a win-win for everyone involved.
* RAIL--Another project involved rail terminal and warehouse construction, which migrated the rail process from a downtown urban area to miles outside the city. This relieved stress on the existing infrastructure.
* PORT--In this case, an old waste site was developed into functional land for port use in New Jersey. There is urgent need to address port infrastructure because of increased demands based on current trends.
John Rhow, representing Goldman Sachs, offered remarks of great interest due to the current state of affairs. He began by providing some observations regarding bailout of the banking mortgage industry by the Federal Government. Concerns include support of short-term or money market system and heavy movement of money from money market funds to government bonds. He noted one successful DOD partnership with a commercial entity in particular that helped maintain and improve military properties worldwide. John commented that the serious problems in the financial market will make near future PPP cash infusion difficult for US infrastructure demands.
"The Challenges of Travel in Today's Economy"
Dr. G.R. Mobaraki,
Dir., Gov't Sales, The Hertz Corporation
Mr. Craig Thompson Craig Ringwalt Thompson (b. September 21 1975, Traverse City, Michigan) is a graphic novelist best known for his 2003 work Blankets.
He has quickly risen to the top ranks of American cartoonists in both popularity and critical esteem.
VP Military & Gov't. Markets, Carlson
Mr. Scott E. Lamb
Dire., Gov't Sector, Hilton Hotels Corporation Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT) is one of the leading global hospitality companies. As of April 2007 there are 2,645 hotels and 485,000 rooms employing 105,000 people in more than 80 countries.
Mr. Denny Clifford
Dir. Military & Gov't Sales, Northwest Airlines
Mr. Jerry W. Ellis
Contract Specialist, GSA (1) (Global mobile Suppliers Association, Sawbridgeworth, U.K., www.gsacom.com) A membership organization of suppliers of GSM products and services. Its goal is to promote GSM as the worldwide mobile communications standard. See GSM Association and GSM. Federal Acquisition Service
MS. Andrea Carlock
Deputy, Commercial Travel Div.--DTMO/OUSD
In addition to briefings presented by the commercial sector of the travel industry, two agencies shared insight from the federal government perspective: the DTMO and the GSA.
The DTOM DTOM Don't Tread on Me
DTOM Doctrine, Training, Organization, and Materiel
DTOM Dance Theatre on Main is working to transform the Travel industry by partnering within the Department, across the government, and with each industry segment to effectively manage operations; streamline process and programs; implement best practices; simplify policy; and provide excellent customer support and training.
Prior to the establishment of the DTMO, there was no single integrator for DOD travel. AT&L focused on the transportation segment, USD USD
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the U.S. Dollar.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. P&R focused on entitlements, and the Comptroller focused on financials. Consequently, the DTMO has helped consolidate and improve operations, with a view on travel as an end-to-end process from an enterprise perspective.
The current focus is on continuing the transformation. The DTMO will still serve as integrator for commercial travel--the focal point--but it will take on an active role in establishing strategy, policy, and programs. The intent is to balance the needs of the traveler with the needs of the institution and to maintain excellence.
"One GSA Travel," an innovative concept under the office of Travel & Transportation, refers to the integrated approach used by customer agencies to manage travel. It provides shared, government-wide, operational solutions to help customers manage their travel efficiently and effectively while accomplishing their missions. One GSA Travel tools include: E-Gov Travel Service (ETS ETS Educational Testing Service (nonprofit private educational testing and measurement organization)
ETS Emergency Telecommunications Service
ETS Electronic Trading System
ETS Engineering (&) Technical Services ); Travel Services Solution (TSS See ITU. ) schedule; City Pair Air Program; GSA Lodging[R]; and Travel Training. These include customer service and acquisition support, while saving taxpayer dollars.
The City Pair Program for FY 09, with considerable benefits such as no advance purchase and no black out periods, was outlined:
* 12 Contract Carriers
* More than 5500 domestic and international City Pairs to choose from, up 10% from FY 08
* Average awarded fare $308.59, up 13% from FY 08, but still an excellent value compared to commercial fares up 34%
* Airfares average 61% to 83% below lowest unrestricted commercial rates
* More than $5 billion in potential annual savings to the Government
There are some obstacles, however, that must be met including: schedule and market cutbacks; re-award of contract markets (contract modifications); fuel surcharges; unbundling A regulatory requirement that enables a competing service provider to purchase parts of the incumbent local exchange carrier's network in order to provide service to its customers. See ILEC. of services; baggage allowance baggage allowance bag n → franchise f de bagages
baggage allowance baggage n → Freigepäck nt
baggage allowance n ; seat upgrades; and onboard amenities.
"Army Retrograde Operations"
BG Mark Scheid, USA (Ret.)
Assoc. Partner, Supply Chain Management, IBM Global Business Services
BG James Hodges James Hodges may refer to:
BG Kevin Leonard, USA, AMC (Advanced Mezzanine Card) See AdvancedTCA. G-3
former Cdr of 1st Theatre Support Command
George Allen George Allen may refer to:
VP, Business Development, Agility, Defense & Gov't. Services
Great discussion! Enthusiasm was high throughout the discussion from both the participants and the audience. The need for a retrograde infrastructure is evolving in Iraq and will have to support the flow of troops and material out of that country and back to the United States. Supply processes are developing in a manner that requires end-to-end visibility and management. The clock is ticking to ensure that foreign troops are prepared to draw down by 2011 per request of the Iraqi government. The sense of urgency given the magnitude of the operation at hand could be felt as this team of logistic professionals educated the audience on their efforts and progress.
BG Hodges and BG Leonard focused on the re-engineering of the Army retrograde process, and Mr. Allen highlighted the many challenges facing defense contractor Noun 1. defense contractor - a contractor concerned with the development and manufacture of systems of defense
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; support mechanisms including these details:
* 5400 miles
* 25 countries
* 27 ethnic groups
* 420 tribes
* 882 million people
* 12 major languages
* 100 dialects
* 7 major regions
Emphasizing a lean logistics approach and greater empowerment at the field level has helped to make reorganization of the sustainment process a successful operation. Army leadership feels strongly that a field-driven focus has greatly improved processes by putting control closer to the action and the warfighter. The current theatre sustainment alignment shows a pyramid design as follows:
1. 1ST Theatre Sustainment Command (TSC TSC Thestreet.com (stock symbol)
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TSC Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
TSC Tractor Supply Company
TSC Terrorist Screening Center (Department of Homeland Security) )--Macro organization with widespread distribution throughout the theatre of operation. Mission Statement: Provide C2 of joint sustainment and select forces in support of Combat Operations across the Full Spectrum of Operations; CJRSO; redeployment re·de·ploy
tr.v. re·de·ployed, re·de·ploy·ing, re·de·ploys
1. To move (military forces) from one combat zone to another.
2. of rotating forces; and sustainment of operating forces Those forces whose primary missions are to participate in combat and the integral supporting elements thereof. See also combat forces; combat service support element; combat support elements. in the CENTCOM CENTCOM US Central Command
CENTCOM Coalition Central Command AOR.
2. Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC See escape character and escape key. See also ESC/P.
ESC - escape )--Mid-level control to expand the TSC's reach. May be assigned to a particular site or Joint Operation area.
3. Sustainment (SUST)--This is the local face of the TSC to the Division/Corps/and Theatre-level units.
Questions from attendees ranged from the subject of customs, which is "improving, but still a working issue," to lift capability, which will definitely require full reliance on the military's organic assets as well as support from commercial industry. Discussion included specific points: Intransit Visibility (ITV (1) See interactive TV.
(2) (iTV) The code name for Apple's video media hub (see Apple TV). ) and metrics for ordering and distribution, areas that have greatly improved since the Gulf War. Enhancement of the "front end" process--identifying materiel ma·te·ri·el or ma·té·ri·el
The equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization. See Synonyms at equipment. being deployed and its contractual life-cycle requirements for maintenance/wear--would generate further improvements.
The task [of withdrawal] is much bigger than most people imagine. Along with arranging to move out all the people, we need to clean up bases before we abandon them, and pack up and retrieve our equipment, armaments, and munitions mu·ni·tion
War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.
tr.v. mu·ni·tioned, mu·ni·tion·ing, mu·ni·tions
To supply with munitions. . The reality is that the timetable cannot be dictated by political desires; it must be driven in large part (if not primarily) by logistics.
The logistics challenge is great. Currently, the US has 47 brigades in Iraq. That translates to 145,000 uniformed personnel (excluding defense contractors). Then add 60,000 combat aircraft and combat vehicles; 120,000 freight containers; 34,000 tons of ammunition; and 22,000 non-combat vehicles, such as pickup trucks used inside the bases. In logistics terms, that's about 106,000 truckloads.
There may be only two ways out: run convoys to Aqaba in Jordan and then ship out through the Red Sea, or drive to Kuwait and use the port there. (In theory, US forces could use Umm Qasr Umm Qasr (m käs`ə) town, Basra prov., S Iraq, S of Basra on the Kuwait border. Located on an arm of the Persian Gulf, it is Iraq's second largest port, with deepwater facilities. in Iraq, but the port is not currently equipped for this type of operation.)
All in all, military folks believe they can safely move out 3000 truckloads per month. That means that once the withdrawal order is given, we are looking at three years, minimum, for a safe and orderly exit.
Editor's Note: NDTA Press Room Volunteers and writers from DC Velocity who attended the Forum contributed to this session summary.
"Fusion Center In intelligence usage, a physical location to accomplish fusion. It normally has sufficient intelligence automated data processing capability to assist in the process. & Best Value Solutions"
VP, Enterprise Applications, Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company is the third largest defense contractor for the U.S. Information Technology
Dr. Raymond Pyles
Sr. Research Scientist, Rand Corporation Rand Corporation, research institution in Santa Monica, Calif.; founded 1948 and supported by federal, state, and local governments, as well as by foundations and corporations. Its principal fields of research are national security and public welfare.
Mr. Rex Curry
HQ USAF/A4I, Directorate of Transformation, DCS (1) See also DSC.
(2) Digital Cross-connect System) A network switching and grooming device used by telecom carriers. See digital cross-connect. Logistics, Installations & Mission Support
CAPT William Hardy, USN
Operations Officer, MSC (1) (MSC.Software Corporation, Santa Ana, CA, www.mscsoftware.com) Founded in 1963 by Richard H. MacNeal and Robert G. Schwendler, MSC is the world's largest provider of mechanical computer aided engineering (MCAE) strategies, simulation software and services.
COL Dierdre Mahon, USAF
HQ DLA, Operations and Sustainment
Mr. Larry Johnson
Deputy Director, Programs and Readiness, (TCJ3), USTRANSCOM
The objective of the session was to illustrate how various organizations use fusion centers to integrate, relate, analyze, and disseminate actionable information as they consider how to move freight and troops. All information is evaluated according to specific requirements and priorities, such as cost and best value; from that point, a transportation mode and carrier can be assigned. Fusion Centers need to be able to give cost comparisons, to do "what ifs", and to develop requirements early to allow commercial industry to compete, identify operational readiness The capability of a unit/formation, ship, weapon system, or equipment to perform the missions or functions for which it is organized or designed. May be used in a general sense or to express a level or degree of readiness. Also called OR. See also combat readiness. drivers, an so forth.
There is no "Holy Grail" as yet, but according to Dr. Pyles, today's capabilities are built upon yesterday's actions. The "iron mountains" have been reduced to "iron hills." The next 15 years in Defense logistics will be much like the last 15 years, only with fewer resources to do the job. We need a capability using new technology to streamline support operations, make it more dynamic. What will it take for future support operations?
* Richer operational interface to evaluate consequence mitigation
* A set of standards that are more flexible and dynamic
* Monitoring and control capability to detect deviations and demand changes, especially for the operator
* Short-term requirements prediction capability, in terms of days or weeks, with the ability to re-predict as needed as needed prn. See prn order.
Mr. Curry discussed Air Force efforts to develop a dashboard type capability to identify problems. Air Force efforts are focused on a Global Logistics Support Center, a virtual capability combining all command and control information into one enterprise. They are attempting to get to proactive vice reactive decisions on local and corporate levels.
CAPT Hardy explained that MSC efforts were focused on doing the job more efficiently, which boils down to one-third USTRANSCOM support and two-thirds Navy Fleet support. MSC does not have a fusion cell capability yet; an operations cell is used for requirements satisfaction. They evaluate lots of support factors (for example: it costs twice as much to steam a ship at 24 knots as at 16 knots) to make operational/ cost recommendations to their customers. Hardy believes that a fusion center would be useful in many ways, specifically for requirements generation; viewing two-way traffic especially on exercises; and information interchange with commercial partners.
COL Mahon discussed DLA efforts to use the fusion center concept; going to a net-centric capability; shared data basis with customers and fulfillment partners; varied data sources; and metrics to measure demand satisfaction level.
Mr. Jameson discussed use of information fusion to develop logistics COAs, balancing efficiency and effectiveness through early collaboration; enterprise wide, executable plans; end-to-end movement visibility; and adaptive transportation allowing diversion as needed by the operator.
DTCI--Today & Tomorrow
Col Mike Miller, USAF
Director, DTCI DTCI Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative
DTCI Digital Trunk Controller ISDN (Telecommunications)
DTCI Digital Trunk Carrier Interface (Hekimian) PMO PMO Prime Minister's Office
PMO Premier Oil Plc (stock symbol)
PMO Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (USA Milk Industry)
PMO Provost Marshal's Office
PMO Postmenopausal Osteoporosis , USTRANSCOM
COL Dave Rodriguez, USA
Cmdr., Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin (Site Cdr)
Mr. Andy Dyer
Vice President, Menlo Worldwide, Gov't.
Services LLC (PM Contractor)
Mr. Dave Johnson
VP, Enterprise Solutions Group, YRC Worldwide Inc. (DTCI Carrier)
Mr. David Lowry
President, Bennett Motor Express LLC (DTCI Carrier)
Partnership--the cornerstone of success
Colonel Miller put together an impressive panel of DTCI stakeholders who made themselves available to attendees representing commercial carriers. The panel included the commander of one of DLA's largest depots, Menlo's DTCI program manager, and senior executives of two of the primary carriers for the DOD. The session reviewed original program goals and progress to date as implementation continues. The partnership between USTRANSCOM, the DLA, and Menlo Worldwide is intended to drive out inefficiencies in order to better support the warfighter.
In a relatively short time, the DTCI effort has already demonstrated improved operational effectiveness: small business goals are being exceeded (20% 1st year, 23% 2nd year, and 25% by year 3), and customer confidence in the system has spread. Process optimization (including better cycle times, use of mode models for cost savings, and end-to-end visibility for all users) is ongoing and will benefit stakeholders. "We're looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. perfect order fulfillment," explained Colonel Miller, TRANSCOM's program management officer. Meanwhile, DOD systems are being integrated, eg, acquisition, storage, theater stock positioning, and tactical movement. Routings are mode neutral and use leveraged procurement. Air to Ground has been the biggest change in achieving efficiencies in routings and cost savings.
Transfer of systems operations to private business has certainly smoothed the way. Now, "the PMO has only 1 neck to choke," joked Andy Dyer, with Menlo's government services division. Dyer further added, "More seriously, DOD may now focus its transportation network management efforts on a single party for the affected scope within DTCI. That condition allows for more efficient DOD management activity and, thereby, enables the DOD to spend more time affecting improved performance in support of the warfighter."
High praise went to the team at San Joaquin's DDJC DDJC Defense Distribution Depot - San Joaquin, CA where implementation has gone very well thanks to training, communication, and positive attitude. According to Colonel Rodriquez, on site commander, folks choose to be a part of the program's success--they focus on solutions rather than problems. Certain goals served to reinforce team resolve every day: the need to support the warfighter and to grow and develop the DTCI program into a world-class model for starters.
Carriers that have been contracted to the DTCI program also show commitment by placing terminals near military depots and looking for solutions that will maintain high standards.
DOD AIT/RFID Initiatives
Mr. David Blackford
Senior Joint Transportation Staff Officer J5/4-I, USTRANSCOM
Mr. Robert Bacon
Navy AIT Director, NAVSUP NAVSUP Naval Supply Systems Command
LTC Pat Burden
Product Manager Joint--Automatic Identification Technology
Mr. Mark Lieberman
AIT Program Manager, DLA
Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) is really a suite of technologies that automatically capture asset information and provide in-transit visibility for cargo.
Tools include barcodes, passive radio frequency identification See RFID. (pRFID), and active RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an "electronic label," "transponder" or "code plate," is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. (aRFID). The DOD's AIT Implementation Plan presently addresses one effort relating to pRFID and two that deal with aRFID. For the latter, work centers around developing a data-rich tag that is cheaper than the current cost of $80. The effort to implement pRFID is about 35% complete, with the DLA writing pRFID tags for MLO MLO Mycoplasma-like organism(s) level packaging and AMC installing pRFID portals at aerial ports. Implementation of pRFID in Alaska and Hawaii is expanding as well. One of the tasks is to develop premium AIT guidelines in recognition of the fact that everything doesn't need it. A demo program conducted in Pakistan used AIT to track truck shipments, measure carrier performance, and reduce pilferage pilferage n. a crime of theft of little things, usually from shipments or baggage. (See: theft) . The test was extremely successful, reducing pilferage to zero and allowing for better in-transit visibility of DOD cargo in this hostile environment.
DLA is expanding its efforts to deploy pRFID. Three hundred seventy-seven portals have been erected at CONUS distribution depots; 10 handheld units are being utilized as well. DLA has also procured/prepositioned 1804 pRFIT printers. In Hawaii, DLA has implemented 100% MRO MRO
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the Mauritanian Ouguiya.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. level tagging which allows continuous tracking of goods while they are in-transit. Presently, DLA stands ready to support service implementation of pRFID, integrate pRFID into the core DLA business model, optimize receipt process, refine supply chain events, and enhance stewardship of sensitive stock.
The Navy has found that utilizing AIT can reduce ballistics ballistics (bəlĭs`tĭks), science of projectiles. Interior ballistics deals with the propulsion and the motion of a projectile within a gun or firing device. submarine turnaround by four days. In addition, goods can be tracked from OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and and back again. One important observation was that processes must be re-engineered before the technology can be added. One of the problems is feeding data into Navy legacy systems. There has been success at creating total asset visibility on Oahu, a particular challenge as 40% of material is not coming in tagged. They plan on implementing a similar test in San Diego. The Navy has been the first to integrate pRFID into legacy AIS. Their overall goal is to increase intransit visibility and decrease customer wait time.
If the Navy is farthest ahead in pRFID implementation, the Army leads in pRFID, managing the largest active RFID network in the world, with 5000 read/write sites scattered across the globe. They are working to integrate satellite tracking with AIT. When asked if there are security issues with RFID in any form, the answer was yes.
OFF/OIF Distribution Operations
RADM Mark Harnitchek, USN, J-5/4
Director of Strategy, Policy, Programs and Logistics, USTRANSCOM
This session highlighted ongoing efforts to transform deployment and distribution operations in support of the warfighter. The science of logistics, which involves a complex and totally integrated "system of systems," is cornerstone to these efforts. But it is up to knowledgeable logisticians to make it all work. The Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE JDDE Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations
JDDE Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (US DoD)
JDDE J2EE Development and Deploy Environment
JDDE Java Dynamic Data Exchange ) represents the collaboration of the DOD, non-DOD Government Agencies, and commercial partners to design a relevant and workable training curriculum for the "New Logistician." The ideal Logistidan is "experienced, and able to provide optimal deployment and distribution support to war fighters in joint, coalition, and multinational environments." Training and education will be based on analytical thinking, "knowing what you need to know and how to think."
The JDDE involves nine primary function areas: Supply, Transportation, Planning, Deployment & Sustainment Optimization, Joint Process & Systems Integration, Regional COCOM Strategy & Interoperability, Organizational Relationships, Joint Distribution & Deployment Leadership, and Measures & Performance Management.
One of the most complicated challenges relates to the variety of logistics expertise among the service branches. Another is managing information exchange and maintaining standard systems among all the players. Interface is required, but "not everyone has to change. They do have to be able to talk, however, and to eliminate redundant systems." Industry partners provide valuable input according to best practices on technologies and processes. For one thing, "they can get their arms around in transit visibility so the DOD can make better multimodal Two or more modes of operation. The term is used to refer to a myriad of functions and conditions in which two or more different methods, processes or forms of delivery are used. On the Web, it refers to asking for something one way and receiving the answer another; for example requesting choices.
Mentoring Session | Monday
The A-35 Mentoring Session, led by Steven Cubarney of IBM Global Business Services, began with a tribute to LTG Honor, namesake and great proponent of the program. The purpose of the program is to match Mentors and Proteges to assist with career development, but it has also helped to broaden and strengthen the foundation of the next generation of Defense Transportation Leaders.
"The role of the mentor is to listen to the protege and not take over the Conversation. The mentor needs to learn the goals and aspirations of the protege. Then dialogue on how to help achieve them."
--COL Joe Torsani (Ret.)
"Mentors need to help proteges understand that they have to be willing to fail. You have to be able to take risks and then recover if necessary in order to be successful."
--Mary Anne Wagner, XIO Strategies
"The Future DLA Enterprise"
LTG Robert Dail, USA
Former Director, Defense Logistics Agency Noun 1. Defense Logistics Agency - a logistics combat support agency in the Department of Defense; provides worldwide support for military missions
Defense Department, Department of Defense, DoD, United States Department of Defense, Defense - the federal department
Ms. Claudia ("Scottie") Knott
SES J-7-Director Acquisition/Contracts, DLA
Mr. Andy Jones
EVP EVP Executive Vice President
EVP EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) Valve Position Sensor
EVP Electronic Voice Phenomenon
EVP Europäische Volkspartei (Germany)
EVP Employee Value Proposition , Business Development, CorTrans Logistics, LLC
Mr. Mike Garvin
Director, Gov't Affairs, Matson Navigation
Mr. Paul. Peters
Deputy Director Defense Distribution Center, New Cumberland PA (DDC See VESA DDC. )
Mr. Mike Scott
SES J-33 Director, DLA
Colonel (P) Jack O'Conner, USA
Deputy Commander for Operations, SDDC
Advances in technology and organizational improvements within the Department of Defense have propelled the business of logistics into a whole new realm--one operating in real time in some pretty tough areas. Standards are high from end to end, requiring total visibility, communication integrity, and on time fulfillment of all that's needed.
It is Logistics with a capital "L"--a full-fledged enterprise that partners military and industry and consolidates resources and solutions. There have been many successes, such as the establishment of TRANSCOM as Distribution Process Owner (DPO DPO Direct Public Offering (finance/investment)
DPO Direct Public Offering
DPO District Police Officer (Pakistan)
DPO Days Payables Outstanding
DPO Document Process Outsourcing
DPO Days Past Ovulation ) and the launch of the Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative (DTCI), but this is not the time to rest on laurels. The challenge now is to extend the enterprise out as far forward as possible--to stretch capabilities and to reach beyond borders into global arenas as well.
Pushing forward together with all of DLA's mission partners and TRANSCOM components was an important theme of this session. The goal is to lift the burden of having to create capabilities from the military so that they are free to focus on operations at hand. Building relationships is integral to extending the enterprise and NDTA plays a valuable role towards that end.
"Ask the Leaders"
LTG Kenneth Wykle, USA (Ret.)
vice admiral Anne Rondeau rondeau
One of several formes fixes (fixed forms) in French lyric poetry and song of the 14th–15th century, later popular with many English poets. The rondeau has only two rhymes (allowing no repetition of rhyme words) and consists of 13 or 15 lines of 8 or 10 , USN
Deputy Commander, TRANSCOM
RADM Robert Reilly, Jr. USN
BG James Hodge, USA
MajGen Gary McCoy, USAF
Director, Directorate of Logistics Readiness
Following questions posed by Kenneth Wykle, session moderator, attendees had the chance to voice their queries with senior military leaders. This type of open exchange is of benefit to all sides and forms the cornerstone to all NDTA activities and events at both national and chapter levels Themes that came across loud and clear in this session of "Ask the Leaders" included the 3-R's (Retrograde, Reset, and Readiness) and balancing needs with expectations from the customer perspective.
What has TRANSCOM accomplished as the Distribution Process Owner (DPO)?
The DPO did not exist before 2003; the concept represents an unprecedented approach to enterprise ownership. Teaming was essential to understand and implement the process, and authority was required at various levels to effect change where needed. We keep our sights on the warfighter--our most valued customer--but, we also must continually evaluate the process by asking ourselves, What is most important? What do we measure, and how do we measure it? Then, we have to put that in balance with the needs and expectations of the warfighter. The DPO is working--over the past five years, the DPO has witnessed $22.6 billion in cost avoidance.
What initiatives do you expect to be implemented within your command/service during the next 12 to 18 months?
MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND
* MSC functions through a matrix organization. About two-thirds of our effort supports the fleet; one-third is in support of TRANSCOM missions. We strive to know our customers and their needs, then draw the necessary expertise from across the staff to efficiently meet the requirement.
DIRECTORATE OF LOGISTICS READINESS
* Nuclear enterprise support
* Support the warfighter
* Explore innovative logistics solutions
* Partnering with commercial enterprise as often as possible
* Share organizational expertise when it comes to operational issues
* Promote the SDDC brand and convey its mission
* Continue to convey confidence with our partners
How do we compare cost versus risk?
DTCI cost versus risk is a moving target, as it is still in the early phase. The metrics are encouraging, and we are already seeing cost avoidance. We are taking a very careful look at the targeted implementation at DLA and looking at adding other services in the early model. This is new and has never been attempted before. The DTCI excludes things like AAE AAE American Association of Endodontists. , Hazardous Material (HAZMAT), and TPS (1) (Transactions Per Second) The number of transactions processed within one second. TPS is a better rating for the performance of hardware and software than the common MHz and GHz rating of the computer. at this time. Menlo also has risk, and the DTCI is only one piece of the DPO puzzle.
DTCI is not extended beyond CONUS--how do we connect industry in our DOD strategic plan?
An examination of all DTCI metrics is underway to consider possible expansion, or how other procurement instruments might be utilized to support complete supply chain management.
Since SDDC has moved to Scott AF Base and contracting and other functions are being centralized at TRANSCOM, what is the likelihood that SDDC will be absorbed into the TRANSCOM staff?
That is not likely to happen--and certainly not in the near term. Current operational missions at SDDC are not appropriate for TRANSCOM staff--AA&E movements, tender process, terminal operations, families first, and others. DTCI contract oversight responsibilities and some other functions are expected to transfer to SDDC.
What are the plans for the Army to reconstitute re·con·sti·tute
tr.v. re·con·sti·tut·ed, re·con·sti·tut·ing, re·con·sti·tutes
1. To provide with a new structure: The parks commission has been reconstituted.
2. the prepositioned afloat War Reserves?
Money is not currently in the five-year plan to do this, which indicates that it is several years away. It may never happen. It is resource-dependent.
Do you see any impact on future defense budgets as a result of the current $750 billion effort to bail out the mortgage industry?
None of us have a crystal ball, but with current ongoing requirements it seems that resources overall are subject to review.
MILITARY UNIT AWARDS CEREMONY
SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTER RADM Robert D. Reilly, Jr.
Commander, Military Sealift Command
"Seven--an Inspired Number"
Seven is a lucky number--especially in Reno. A steak dinner cost $7.77, 7 come 11 at the crap table is a sure bet, and 7's all lined up in a slot machine equal JACKPOT! In a gambling town, that number is magic. For Admiral Rob Reilly, who was our special guest awards presenter at the NDTA Military Unit Awards Ceremony, seven holds special inspiration. Consider this ...
* We are Seven years into our fight with terrorism--the attacks of September 11 took place only seven years ago, when so many people lost their lives in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Reilly recalled the 9/11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony at the Pentagon he attended and its theme: Remember, Renew, Reflect. Prominently displayed are 184 benches, one for each life lost; they are perfectly aligned with the flight path of American Airlines (AA77) as it hit the building. The benches are arranged according to the victim's age--the youngest seat closest to the Pentagon. He encouraged everyone to visit the memorial which is open 24/7--meaning we should never forget.
* Admiral Reilly was in Hawaii a few weeks before the Forum to greet the hospital ship USNS USNS United States Naval Ship (civilian-manned; in service)
USNS United States Navy Seals Mercy upon her return from a seven-month activation period, including a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific. The cruise represented the best that America has to offer as she brought medical relief to so many people in the nations she visited. He was so proud of the way the crew dealt with the myriad of medical challenges and literally brought hope by repairing cleft pallets, administering much needed inoculations, fixing medical equipment (including x-ray machines), and so much more.
* On another trip, to San Diego, Reilly enjoyed a double treat. He had been asked to promote the most recent group of Chief Petty Officers. For those unfamiliar with the Chief's role in the Navy, they are responsible for training Junior Officers and for keeping Senior Officers out of the way so that they can do their jobs. It is universally agreed among Navy folks that things run smoothly because of their Chiefs. Reilly was further honored to take part in the christening christening: see baptism. of the most recent cargo ammunition ship, the USN Ship Carl M. Brashear, T-AKE T-AKE Auxiliary Cargo (K) and Ammunition (E) Ship, MSC Manned (naval ship type) 7. The ship's namesake was the subject of the movie "Men of Honor" starring Cuba Gooding and Robert DeNiro. Master Chief Petty Officer master chief petty officer
1. Abbr. MCPO The highest noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard.
2. One who holds this rank. Boatswain's Mate Brashear overcame incredible adversity, physically and socially, to become one of the first African-American Master Deivers. He remarked how wonderful it was for participants to meet the Brashear family and share this dedication to his memory.
Off site learning tours, courtesy of Union Pacific, coincided with professional development Forum sessions. All tours were well attended, and attendees commented that it was a rare treat to be so "up-close and personal" with the rail industry. Activity at the station and the yard was high with a steady stream of trains (and passengers) moving through Sparks, Nevada.
The Sparks station, constructed sometime before 1899 and named in honor of John Sparks, then governor of Nevada, is one of the railroad's oldest buildings. It was originally located in Wadsworth, where it functioned as a depot and division office, but it was moved to Sparks in 1904 when the lines changed and Wadsworth was bypassed. Switch yards and maintenance sheds quickly sprung up to support operations. The old station is still in use today with a few updates from the 1950s, including the addition of a yardmasters tower with 360-degree views. In 1904, a 40-stall, circular roundhouse was built; it no longer remains, but some large shops dated to that time are still standing.
The Nugget Nugget
A 15 year Gold FHLMC (Freddie Mac) bond; similar to a Dwarf. Casino and Hotel occupies much of the former railroad property today. Even from hotel room windows, guests can watch as trains stretch far in the distance--more than 100 cars in some cases. On the south side of the yard is the former Pacific Fruit Express Pacific Fruit Express (AAR reporting marks PFE) was a railroad refrigerator car leasing company that at one point was the largest refrigerator car operator in the world. ice house. After ice cooled refrigerator cars were phased out of operation, the building became home to Harrah's Automobile Collection and Museum.
The Rail Classification Yard serves several purposes, including:
* break out/consolidate local traffic arriving/departing by long-distance trains
* service location for adding power units to trains about to transit the Sierra Nevada into California and removing same for those coming eastbound down from the mountains
The hour-long tour combined a look at the trench and the yard with a visit to the control center, where operations are monitored on computers.
Special Interest Items: When the rain line was first built, it went right through the middle of downtown Reno and Sparks. Obviously, surface road traffic was severely disrupted every time a train moved through (which was often). As a result, union Pacific constructed a huge trench in order to put the tracks below street level. Traffic now moves through town unimpeded unimpeded
not stopped or disrupted by anything
Adj. 1. unimpeded - not slowed or prevented; "a time of unimpeded growth"; "an unimpeded sweep of meadows and hills afforded a peaceful setting" (at least by train movements). Another fascinating point is that some of the yard locomotives are actually remote controlled, operated by trained employees (engineers, conductors, and switchmen) who walk alongside. No one is inside the cab!
OFF SITE LEARNING TOUR
Rail Classification Yard
Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company operating company
A business that engages in transactions with outsiders. , Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific Railroad, transportation company chartered (1862) by Congress to build part of the nation's first transcontinental railroad line. Under terms of the Pacific Railroads Act, the Union Pacific was authorized to build a line westward from Omaha, Nebr. links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing US population centers. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products, and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.
Thanks to Union Pacific for making this opportunity available to members of NDTA; to our guide, Joel (Ben) Ritter rit·ter
n. pl. ritter
[German, from Middle High German riter, from Middle Dutch ridder, from r , Manager of Road Operations (MRO), Sparks; and to Aaron Evans of Union Pacific for arranging the tours!
Forum Attendance Data
* 87% indicated the event provided value to them or their company
* 81% of the exhibitors indicated that they made valuable contacts
* 95% found the Forum website very useful (44%) or useful (51 %)
* Most attendees referred to the Forum website for information (less than 5 times 42%; 5-10 times 47%; 10+ times 11%)
* 95% found online registration easy to use
* 99% responded that the booth reservation procedure was easy (68%) or average (31%); 1% too complicated
* 84% rated the Forum reminder cards as useful or very useful
* Top 5 reasons to attend: 27% networking; 24% to stay informed; 17% education; 15% keynote speakers; 14% exhibits (only 4% cited venue as important)
* 84% prefer the event be held early in the week (39% Sun-Wed; 45% Mon-Thu)
* Hotel evaluation: 14% excellent; 13% exceeded expectations: 41% met expectations; 10% did not meet expectations; 22% disappointing
* Food & Beverage evaluation: 23% excellent; 17% exceeded expectations; 48% met expectations; 8% did not meet expectations; 4% disappointing
* 66% prefer the price of breakfast be included in the registration fee; 19% no opinion; 14% prefer breakfast on their own
* 81% found exhibit periods extremely valuable (31%) or valuable (50%)
* All keynote presentations and roundtables were ranked very high; the "not valuable" ratings ranged from less than 1% to a maximum of 8%
* 5 highest rated breakout sessions: Global Distribution; DTCI; The Pacific Rim; Infrastructure: Public/Private Partnerships; OEF/OIF Distribution Operations tied with Army Retrograde Operations
* 47% are not willing to pay an additional fee for professional education courses; 36% have no opinion; 18% are willing to pay the fee
* 53% had no preference on continuing the professional education courses; 39% supported continuation; 8% did not support continuation
* The majority support using a selection committee to determine future Forum sites
* The majority rated exhibit period hours about right (59%); 36% too short; 5% too long
* About 70% to 75% of exhibitors plan to exhibit at the 2009 Forum and SDDC Symposium
* 86% indicated they plan to attend the 2009 Forum in Nashville
941 Attendees (38 Spouses)--95 Exhibitors (167 10x10 Booth Equivalents) ATTENDEE by Category A-35 4% Spouse 4% Booth Reps 10% Single Tickets 3% Registrants 79% ATTENDEE by Profession Transportation 17% Consulting 7% Logistics 15% Government/Military 43% Other 17% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Gov't./Military Government Civilian 46% Active Military 54% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Logistics Freight Forwarding 60% 3PL 40% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Transportation Air 12% Highways 45% Maritime 18% Rail 10% Passenger Travel 14% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Other Media 3% Education 8% Manufacturing 6% Security 1% Not Specified 48% IT 33% Note: Table made from pie chart.
RELATED ARTICLE: Key Challenges
* Ports are not keeping up with demand
* There are major shortfalls in capacity
* Trade patterns indicate that China and India will be the center of US trade
* US lags behind in the adoption of AIT technologies
* For future deployments, it is strongly suggested to consider the use of best commercial technology practices
* The issue of port security must be addressed
* Collective bargaining collective bargaining, in labor relations, procedure whereby an employer or employers agree to discuss the conditions of work by bargaining with representatives of the employees, usually a labor union. must be ongoing and viewed as a partnership
* The need continues for qualified truck drivers
* Alternative gateways to support trade patterns
* Consider options of Canada and Mexico
* Seek common ground with labor unions
Q & A
Q. What can be done about the lack of a national infrastructure strategy?
A. Look at what California has done as a model. They addressed industry, labor, and local issues while at the same time using bonds for funding and adding jobs as the value proposition
Q. What about the green effect?
A. Once again, observe the California model. Stakeholders were involved in the initial process and were convinced that their issues were satisfied. The key to solutions is get everyone involved that has a stake in the solution so they can be heard.
Within IBM, Carroll is also a mentor for several supply chain employees, advising them on their careers and opportunities. Externally, he works with several universities, including Penn State, Michigan State, and Arizona State, through IBM's Supply Chain Lab program; he speaks with students about IBM's supply chain challenges and works with them to develop solutions.
"Pros to Kow"
--Supply & Demand Chain News, 2007.
Q & A
Q. In your opinion, what is the toughest problem facing the DOD supply chain today?
A. The DOD needs to develop the ability to truly partner and let go of the execution, but not the accountability. In that regard, they need to partner for sense and respond capability globally.
Q. How do you measure success?
A. Our ability to create value for clients and shareholders value and make IBM more competitive. Outcomes are measured in client satisfaction and growth in earnings per share and revenue. We have been able to do this in part by transforming to a process focused organizational hierarchy, eg, manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, etc., then ensuring we do the process the same way everywhere. this allows IBM to plug and play. If one of the processes fails anywhere, it can be replaced by the same process from elsewhere, making the organization almost literally self-healing.
RELATED ARTICLE: Priority Measures
1. Rekindle International Confidence in US Leadership
2. Shift Priority to Defeat of Bin Ladin and AI Qaeda
3. Restore the Readiness of US Armed Forces
4. Bold National Strategy to Achieve Energy Independence
5. Strengthen Homeland Security
6. Responsible Management of the US Economy
7. Objective US Diplomacy in the Middle East
8. Mobilize the International Community Against the Spread of Nuclear Weapons
9. Develop Realistic US PoolicyToward Russia
10. and China
RELATED ARTICLE: Steps to Rekindle International Confidence:
* Reaffirm an absolute US commitment to NATO and to Trans-Atlantic solidarity at the 60th anniversary of the Alliance at the Strasbourg-Kehl Summit in April 2009. Repairing the relationship also will entail a return to serious consultation with Alliance partners on security issues.
* Return to the basic principles of the rule of law and human rights. Actions are required, not just public diplomacy. Respecting the Geneva Convention Geneva Convention Declaration of Geneva Global village A standard established in 1864 regarding the conduct of the military towards medical personnel, and obligations of medical personnel during acts of war. in the treatment of captives, truthfully rejecting torture, "special renditions," alleged secret prisons, and closing Guantanamo are essential.
* Assume a leadership position on the protection of the environment.
* Resolve current strained relations--they should not be allowed to continue on either side of the Atlantic. Since Europeans are generally more reluctant to use force, it matters how disagreements are managed and whether or not the US is in a position of trust.
RELATED ARTICLE: Of Special Importance as TRANSCOM looks to the Future
Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, civilians, contractors and commercial partners--the quiet professionals who deliver supply-chain excellence--form the "Total Force" which ensures that TRANSCOM can meet its mission anywhere, anytime and on time. Reliance on commercial industry is cornerstone of the partnership, and a part of National policy that should never be forgotten.
CRAF CRAF Civil Reserve Air Fleet
CRAF Comet Rendezvous & Asteroid Flyby
CRAF Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies
CRAF California Research Assistance Fund (California insurance department)
The Institute for Defense Analyses The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) runs three federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) focusing on defense and scientific issues. Centers
The IDA Studies and Analyses FFRDC is co-located with IDA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. briefed General McNabb on the Civil Reserve Air Fleet A program in which the Department of Defense contracts for the services of specific aircraft, owned by a US entity or citizen, during national emergencies and defense-oriented situations when expanded civil augmentation of military airlift activity is required. (CRAF) program in September, as required this year by Congress. It focused on how to keep CRAF viable in a post OIF/OEF environment. These and other ideas will be discussion points between TRANSCOM and CRAF partners. McNabb commented. "We won't make any decisions unilaterally. Our focus will be on keeping the partnership as vibrant and strong as it is today."
TRANSCOM has used Universal Services Contracts (USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. ) since 1997, however it has been a strategic objective over the past year to develop the next version--USC-6. There has been a lot of give and take between the DOD partners and the sealift sea·lift
tr.v. sea·lift·ed, sea·lift·ing, sea·lifts
To transport (troops or supplies) by sea, as when ground or air routes are blocked.
A system or an instance of such transport. industry. An amendment is expected following the NDTA Forum that will address industry concerns, and contract awards will be announced in the near term.
The Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative (DTCI) is operational at 6 separate sites with a 20% realization of savings goals. With the approximately $1 billion a year business in DOD CONUS freight, the further expansion of the DTCI is compelling not only from a savings perspective but from a performance viewpoint as well. McNabb noted, "Not only are we getting material to destination at less cost, we're getting it there faster at less cost. This is big deal because it represents the direction I intend to take business--and that's with contracts that are based on performance. Where we, the customer, specify the outcome and you our commercial partners figure out the best value solution. Count on seeing more of our business moving towards performance based logistics Performance Based Logistics is a strategy for system support. Instead of goods and services a supplier is payed for a guaranteed level of performance and system capability. The supplier often has to guaranty the performance at lesser costs but has more control over all logistics elements. ."
Joint Operations ensure the best results for any mission. Each Service branch brings unique capabilities which can be synergistically syn·er·gis·tic
1. Of or relating to synergy: a synergistic effect.
2. Producing or capable of producing synergy: synergistic drugs.
3. combined with other Services to provide a solution greater than the individual contribution. The Distribution Process Owner (DPO), the Joint Deployment and Distribution Operations Centers (DDOC) and the Joint Task Force--Port Opening (JTF-PO) effect jointness in action.
The DPO provides the logistics framework where the measures of success are focused on and are defined by the customer. DPO initiatives have brought about notable improvements in joint operations and tangible cost savings. TRANSCOM now is moving more personnel and more equipment less expensively than at any time since WWII WWII
World War II
WWII World War Two , with cost avoidances of over $2 Billion working with the Services, DLA, GSA and COCOMs. McNabb shared his enthusiasm for, "continued efforts with DLA, GSA and the Services on enterprise tracking systems, on inventory and transportation cost trade-offs, on much more effective use of air and sea transport and on reducing the number of distribution IT systems we support."
The DDOCs, which started at US Central Command (CENTCOM), are now operational in all of the Geographic Combatant Commands. CENTCOM's DDOC forward is the best known, however the NORTHCOM NORTHCOM United States Northern Command (Homeland Security) DDOC, supporting humanitarian and disaster assistance operations for residents of the Gulf Coast, has made a huge value-added difference in coordinating evacuation and relief efforts in times of need. During the recent hurricanes, TRANSCOM transported over 7000 passengers and evacuated over 1000 patients out of harm's way beyond the danger limit; in a safe place.
See also: Out and were poised to do much more, if the need had been greater. Forward support to operations is equally impressive; a recent short-notice support request from USCENTCOM USCENTCOM United States Central Command and USEUCOM USEUCOM United States European Command (US DoD) generated 14 airlift missions to redeploy re·de·ploy
tr.v. re·de·ployed, re·de·ploy·ing, re·de·ploys
1. To move (military forces) from one combat zone to another.
2. an entire Republic of Georgia brigade back from OIF OIF Operation Iraqi Freedom
OIF Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (French: International Organization of Francophonie)
OIF Office for Intellectual Freedom (American Library Association) . Additionally, TRANSCOM orchestrated the movement of 587 short tons of medical supplies, food rations, water, and other equipment to sustain ongoing humanitarian assistance efforts to the Georgian people.
The JTF-PO combines an Air Force Contingency Response Group with Army Movement Control and Cargo Handlers and facilitates the airfield and port operations to receive cargo, passengers and establishes a very efficient distribution hub. This initiative allows TRANSCOM to eliminate time gaps between the initial establishment of a port and the onward distribution of supplies and equipment. It adds a huge capability for the Task Force Commander. The JTF-PO is just one Air Force--Army team example McNabb cited; plans are underway to develop the same concept to improve the Navy-Army Seaport Opening capability.
On any given day, you can count on TRANSCOM' joint operations through AMC, SDDC, and the MSC. The numbers speak for themselves:
* 100 Railcar Shipments/DAY
* 35 Ships/DAY--Loading, Offloading, or Underway
* 1000 Truck Sorties/DAY
* 480 Airlift Sorties/DAY--310 Military & 170 Commercial
* 70 Operational Air Refueling Sorties/DAY
* 7 Aeromedical Evacuation Missions/DAY
OEF/OIF movements orchestrated through TRANSCOM to date include:
* 5,042,217 Passengers
* 10,766,971 Tons of Cargo (Air and Sea)
* 5.525 Billion Gallons of Fuel (Air and Sea)
* 53,44 Aeromedical aer·o·med·i·cine
The medical study and treatment of physiological and psychological disorders associated with atmospheric or space flight. Also called aerospace medicine, aviation medicine. Patients, including 11,038 Battle Injuries moved from the AOR
RELATED ARTICLE: To ponder ...
* How can systemic improvements be coordinated throughout various DOD organizations involved in the distribution system--would coordination impact readiness?
* What problems face the DOD as it optimizes the distribution system in order to support multiple Areas of Operation (AORs) around the globe?
* Interperability of information technology systems is critical--and systems are rapidly changing and improving. What is the best way to meet these challenges and not interrupt mission operations?
* According to joint doctrine, distribution is the process of synchronizing all elements of the logistics system to deliver the "right things" to the "right place" at the "right time." What obstacles threaten cross service cooperation?
* Estimating acquisition lead times to acquire and distribute spare parts is no easy task, and errors hinder efficient inventory systems. How can the DOD minimize error?
* Commercial practices may offer solutions to DOD distribution; however, not all will apply since industry faces very different problems and at much lower volumes. What's at stake when migrating industry "best practices" into the DOD operating environment?
Q. How can an organization cope with the tendency to cut training in tough times?
A. Avoiding cuts does not guarantee success, but you can minimize them by demostrating effectiveness of training to management, especially in meeting future needs.
Q. Should the US strive to invest more of the GNP GNP
See: Gross National Product into infrastructure development & improvements?
A. Yes, although this seems increasingly more challenging given the current economic crises. The US contributes about half the amount as compared to amounts from Canada and China for their infrastructure needs. Currently, about 9% of their GNP is allocated to infrastructure investment.
Q. Do you think the US government will play a more active role in regulating the investment & mortgage banking community.
A. It's hard to speculated on how active a role the government will play in the future.
Q. How can direct government intervention be minimized in oversight of infrastructure PPPs?
A. Investors need to better demonstrate both a short-term and long-term return. This tangible positive return on investment should help to alleviated some of the government involvement. Several panelists also pointed to environmental impact issues causing delays on many projects.
Q. How optimistic should we be that, considering the current economic climate, we'll see more successful infrastructure PPPs in the future?
A. All agreed that it was too early to tell what the current economic situation will mean in the long term. One concern posed by Andy Clarke was that the US infrastructure needs were serious, but "like the frog in slowly boiling water" we've either ignored the problems, like eroding bridges, or simply directed our financial resources to other areas. Ultimately, we pay a larger price when our current infrastructure suffers eventual deterioration.
Q. How can we get Congress to address the infrastructure concerns in our country?
A. Most feel even lobbying efforts by associations and others may be futile at this point considering the pressing priorities of rescuing our financial institutions.
RELATED ARTICLE: Challenges
* Mitigating cost versus price
* Maintaining quality quality while responding to cost pressure
* Bundled services
* Agent training
* HR competition
* Military per diems
*Maintaining high level of customer service
* Bundled versus unbundled services
*Rise in operating costs and maintaining profitability
* Providing quality customer service when traveler response is so negative
* Capacity reduction
* Fewer seats and higher prices
RELATED ARTICLE: Items under current discussion at the DTMO
* Baggage cost, economy class cost--no standardization
* TTL-the number of changes that DOD travelers make
* Current programming in DTS (1) (Digital Theatre Sound) A digital audio encoding system used in movie and home theaters. Popularized by the movie Jurassic Park, the six-channel (5. is 3 days prior to departure
* Fare codes and auto grades
* Training clerks and educating the traveling public on program terms and conditions
* Lodging--how to optimize traveler choices- through one program or multiple programs
* Establish a Federal Government rate code, which will help DTMO system programming
* Data mining--efficient collection
* Understanding how all variables affect traveler's choices--not just costs
* Collecting constructive feedback on DTMO programs in order to improve
RELATED ARTICLE: The DTCI has achieved major milestones since rollout including: (1)
* Gross cost savings from historical baseline: 23%. The contract requirement is for 19.1% net in year three
* Small business participation: 66% of all subcontracted activities (including purchased transportation) versus a contract requirement of 20%
* Loss/damage-free shipments: 99.98%. The contract requirement is 98%
* System "uptime": 99%. The contract requirement is 99%
* On-time pickup: 93%, but it is trending up, with a 96% on-time pickup reported in August. The contract requirement is 96%
* On-time delivery: 94%, but also trending up, with the contract requirement of 96% achieved in August
1 Billion Dollar Baby, by Steve Geary. DC Velocity, Nov. 2008
RELATED ARTICLE: Building Joint Logisticians
* Getting the Governance Right
* Measuring the Right Thing
* Changing our Processes
* Leveraging "Best Commercial Practices"
* Overcoming variability among the services
"We are not tied to tradition, but to innovation."
--MajGen Gary McCoy, USAF)
"In its broadest sense, distribution is the operational process of synchronizing all elements of the logistic system to deliver the "right things" to the "right place" at the "right time" in order to generate and sustain the military capability required by joint forces. Distribution is the key logistic process that provides the means for joint force operations; it is integrated and synchronized with joint operations to effectively and economically accomplish the assigned mission. Global distribution links national resources with joint force support requirements, enabling joint force commanders to generate and sustain combat power and maintain combat readiness." Joint Publication 4-09 (Joint Doctrine for Global Distribution). The Secretary of Defense designated the Commander, US Transportation Command, as the DOD Distribution Process Owner (DPO) in September 2003; the DPO serves as the single entity to direct and supervise execution of the Strategic Distribution system.
RELATED ARTICLE: CORP
The Council of Regional Presidents (CORP) held its semi annual meeting in Reno, NV at NDTA's 62nd Annual Forum and Expo on 20 September 2008. The CORP consists of nine separate geographical regions in the US, Europe, and the Pacific. Each volunteer Regional President is approved by the NDTA President, appointed by the NDTA Chairman of the Board, and elected by the general membership. They serve as liaison between the Chapters and NDTA headquarters, assist current Chapters in their areas, foster the development of new Chapters, and promote the ideals of NDTA.
Our recent meeting's agenda included a "State of NDTA" overview by LTG Wykle; NDTA's primary role, Education; The viability of Regional Forums; How to encourage young members, those 35 and younger, to become more actively involved in leadership roles within the Association; and finally Membership Growth and Retention. Each subject encouraged a lively discussion, but the final topic on membership consumed most of the meeting. The consensus was that principal leadership, both military and civilian, at all levels should be encouraged to support the aims and objectives of NDTA and to allow active participation of their people in their local Chapters and Educational and Professional Development activities.
Our next meeting will take place in Atlanta in conjunction with the SDDC Training Symposium, 6-9 April 2009.