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The REAL Supply Chain Management

(Robust, End-to-End, Agile, Lean)

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November 13, 2002
Loew’s L’Enfant Plaza Hotel
Washington, DC

AFEI and our partners present A Conference on Supplier Chain Management


About this Conference

During much of the last decade manufacturing and distribution enterprises have placed a b emphasis on lean practices and just-in-time (JIT) delivery of materials. This approach has driven inventory costs down and has taken out a significant amount of the waste in material and management costs. As supply chains and logistics systems grow increasingly “lean” they may also become increasingly unable to react to significant changes in the environment. A lean supply chain has little inventory or excess capacity and is highly dependent on JIT delivery of material. A surge in demand, disruptions in transportation, disruptions in information systems or reductions in the capacity of any single supplier can quickly bring the whole system to a stop. Equally, the tight linkage among members of the supply chain makes it difficult to add new sources or to rapidly increase production in a crisis. This has long been recognized as a weakness of lean manufacturing, but the cost-benefits of lean have proven irresistible to defense manufacturers and to the DOD, so lean has become the process improvement of choice.

This conference will help the participants understand how to analyze their supply chains for risk and ensure that they are robust, include end-to-end visibility and connectivity, remain agile in responding to rapidly changing needs and circumstances, while staying lean to reduce cost and inefficiency.

The conference will provide you with practical approaches based on proven results for achieving measurable improvements in your supply chain and logistics systems. Come to this conference to learn how to:

  • Implement supply chain and logistics strategies for lowest overall cost and best performance
  • Assess your supply chain or logistics systems for risk
  • Develop comprehensive risk management strategies using risk management tools for operation and decision support
  • Improve the agility and robustness of your supply network without sacrificing lean
  • Manage life cycle risks associated with outsourcing, product design, and obsolescence
  • Create a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy that supports the overall government/corporation strategy
  • Understand the people, process and technology issues involved with supply chain transformation The conference will discuss issues and attributes of robust supply chains in both military and commercial environments. Balance between effectiveness, efficiency and customer satisfaction will be addressed as attributes of lean supply chains.


7:15 - 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 - 8:20 am Welcome
Dave Chesebrough - President, AFEI

8:20 - 8:30 am Introduction
Jack White - Technology Director, Altarum

8:30 - 9:00 am Government Keynote “Marine Corps Logistics Transformation Challenges and Opportunities”
LtGen Richard L. Kelly - Deputy Commandant, I&L, HQMC

9:00 - 9:30 am Industry Keynote
Mr. Dan Anglim - Director/General Manager of Aerospace Support Integrated
Systems, The Boeing Company

9:30 - 10:00 Networking Break

10:00 - 11:30 am Risk Assessment, Supplier Management Panel
BGen Robert Mansfield - Director, Supply Chain Integration, I&L HQ AF,
Debra Elkins - Senior Research Engineer, General Motors
John Sauter - Practice Area Leader, Altarum
John Hatch -- Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management, Lockheed Martin

Moderator: Dun Scott - Scotia Group, LLC

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Luncheon

1:00 - 2:30 pm Industry Panel - Engineering and Design of Robust Supply Chains
Brad Ross - Executive in Charge Gobal Order to Delivery, General Motors
Dr. David Closs - Broad Professor of Logistics, Michigan State University
Dr. Anton Rodde - Group Vice President, Manugistics, Inc
Matt Ryan - Manager, AM3 Program Office, Raytheon Systems Company

: Jennifer Bisceglie - Manhattan Associates

2:30 - 3:00 pm Networking Break

3:00 - 4:00 pm Closing Panel
A panel composed of speakers from previous sessions addressing issues and answering questions.

4:45 pm Summary and Adjourn

Download view a printable version of the agenda. (PDF - 140kb)

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Limited Table Top Space:

Exhibitor Contract (PDF)

6 Foot Table top space is $900 for Govt / AFEI Members and $1,200 for non-members.
(Exhibit price includes one full conference registration and inclusion in conference program book)

If you have any questions regarding exhibiting at this event, please contact: Betsy Lauer at 703-247-9473 or e-mail at [email protected]

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Please contact Sandra Holley at the Loew’s L’Enfant Plaza for room availability and rate at (202) 646-4429 or [email protected].

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Register by Fax or Mail

Registration fees:

  • Government Prior to 25 October: $350; After 25 October $450
  • AFEI Member Prior to 25 October: $400; After 25 October $500
  • Non Member Prior to 25 October: $450; After 25 October $550

Please download registration form (pdf)

How to Register for this Conference

All participants, including speakers, must register. Payment must be made at the time of registration. AFEI accepts Diner's Club, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Traveler's Checks, Cash, and Government Purchase Orders - (only DD1556). AFEI does not accept purchase orders from non-government entities.

You may fax your registration form with your credit card number, expiration date, and signature to AFEI at (703) 522-3192 or mail the registration form to:

Event #3AF2
2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201-3061

Foreign Payment

Registration fees may be paid by credit card or by checks drawn on U.S. banks in U.S.($) dollars. AFEI does not accept purchase orders from foreign governments and will not invoice them for payment.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Requests for Refunds

All cancellations, substitutions, and requests for refunds must be done so in writing. Substitutions are welcome! Registrants who are unable to attend the training must fax or email their cancellation or refund request to the attention of: Betsy Lauer at (703) 522-3192, email: [email protected]; on or before November 6, 2002. NO refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 5:00 PM EST this date. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. A $50 administrative fee will be applied to ALL cancellations received before November 6, 2002. If requesting a substitution, please indicate if payment (if already received by AFEI) is to be transferred to the new attendee, or refunded.

Identification Badges

Each attendee will be provided with an identification badge during on-site registration. This badge must be worn while attending all conference functions. ALL ATTENDEES MUST PRESENT A VALID, Government (U.S. or Foreign) PICTURE I.D. (Driver's License, Passport), when picking up their badge, or registering on-site. Conference badges are to be worn at all times during event. No badge = no access to ANY event venues.

Attire (Uniform/Dress code)

The appropriate dress for this conference is business casual.

Industry/Civilian: Business Casual (open collar)
Active Duty Military: Working Uniform (Class A) / (Modified Class B) or service equivalent

The conference registration fee includes: attendance at all sessions, one (1) continental breakfast, two (2) coffee breaks, one (1) lunch, participant materials and administrative costs.

If you require special assistance (ie. wheelchair, vegetarian meals, etc), please contact Betsy Lauer at 703-247-9473 or [email protected]

Conference Location

The conference will take place at the Loew’s L’Enfant Plaza Hotel; 400 L’Enfant Plaza, SW; Washington, DC. The hotel is on the orange, blue, green and yellow metro lines. The conference will be held in the Grand Ballroom C & D.

Valet parking service is available at $14.00/day; overnight valet parking rate is $22/night. Self parking is available at an hourly rate during normal business hours.

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For general conference information, or to register for this event, please contact Betsy Lauer at 703-247-9473 or [email protected].


  • Logo Lanyards for Name Badges $100.00
    As a sponsor, you will receive your name or logo on the lanyard that holds attendee name badges throughout the show. (supplied by sponsor)
  • Conference Bag Inserts $150.00
    Company flyer and/or promotional small item, e.g. mouse pad, key chain, highlighter/ballpoint pen. (supplied by sponsor)
  • Conference Luncheon (1 day) $5,000
    Signage listing your company as “Sponsor of Today’s Networking Luncheon” prominently displayed in front of luncheon stations and on partnership roster in conference registration area. Logo in program guide.; verbal recognition of sponsorship to attendees
  • Program Guide Advertisement
    Full page, black/white ad $300.
    Half page, black/white ad $175

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The Department of Defense finds this event meets the minimum regulatory standards for attendance by DoD employees. This finding does not constitute blanket approval or endorsement for attendance. Individual DoD Component commands or organizations are responsible for approving attendance of its DoD employees based on mission requirements and DoD regulations.

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