September 26 - 27, 2019
Washington DC

Pre-Conference Workshop Day

9:00 am - 10:00 am Registration & Breakfast

10:00 am - 10:45 am Joint Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T) Center Capabilities and Technology Development Efforts

The Joint Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T) Center located at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ has over 100 packaging engineers and specialists, and over 70 years of military packaging experience.  By leveraging cross-organizational capabilities of the Army and Navy, the Joint PHS&T Center is able to provide the best possible armaments packaging solutions to our warfighters.  This discussion will highlight the Joint Center's capabilities and ongoing technology development efforts aimed at improving logistics efficiencies.
 
·         Joint PHS&T Background
·         Joint PHS&T Design, Prototype, and Test Capabilities
·         Overview of ongoing technology development efforts aimed at improving logistics efficiencies
Jason Runell, Competency Manager at Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center

Jason Runell

Competency Manager
Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center

Robert J. Van Schaak, Senior PHST Engineer, G1E at NSWC IHEODTD, Detachment Picatinny

Robert J. Van Schaak

Senior PHST Engineer, G1E
NSWC IHEODTD, Detachment Picatinny

10:45 am - 11:30 am Morning Networking Break

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Innovation in Private Industry: A Model of Modern Logistics

Whether logistic systems are designed around the sustainment of a Warfighter, or the execution of business services, the core objective is the same; ensuring end customer fulfillment. This session will examine how economic success, like Military success, is built upon innovative and efficient logistics.
 
·         Strategies and innovations that have enabled efficiency in operations.
·         Logistic planning, design, and maximizing worker efficiency.
·         Leveraging analytics, data, automation, and material management to increase the speed at which supply chains operate.
Francesco Pontrandolfo, AI/ML Technical Business Development, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services

Francesco Pontrandolfo

AI/ML Technical Business Development, Worldwide Public Sector
Amazon Web Services

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Improving Supply Chains Through Technology, Innovation, and Partnership

In this brief, you will hear how the Defense Logistics Agency is pursuing the modernization and improvement of Warfighter sustainment through the acquisition of technology and services in support of its mission.
 
·         A strategic overview of how the DLA plans to introduce innovative technology into the supply chain
·         Areas of opportunity for industry partnership in advancing the capabilities of the DLA
·         DLAs current objectives in R&D and process improvement
Kimberly Pisall, Distribution Modernization and ERP to the Cloud Program Manager at Defense Logistics Agency

Kimberly Pisall

Distribution Modernization and ERP to the Cloud Program Manager
Defense Logistics Agency

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Utilizing Additive Manufacturing to Increase Organic and Expeditionary Capability

The United States Army has made significant strides in the application of additive manufacturing and 3D printing in order to enable Warfighters to operate independently of traditional supply chains. This topic will examine the tactical applications of 3D printing technology and its effects on the warfighter, as well as current capability gaps and information gaps from an end user perspective.
 
·         How the Army is implanting advanced manufacturing to provide organic sustainment capability
·         Opportunities for commercial manufacturing and manufacturing services
·         Standardization, engineering support, and training the Military workforce
 
Timothy C. Phillis, Project Officer at Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center

Timothy C. Phillis

Project Officer
Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm End Of Focus Day