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The REAL Supply Chain Management

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

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

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Lieutenant General Richard L. Kelly is the Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps. He is responsible for the leadership, management, integration and modernization of worldwide Marine Corps logistics, engineering, services, and installations.

General Kelly attended Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn State University in 1970 and enlisted in the Marines. He was commissioned in 1971 and designated an infantry officer. General Kelly was redesignated a Supply and Logistics Officer in 1978.

General Kelly has commanded four Platoons, two Companies, two Battalions, and Combat Service Support Detachment-10, which supported 1st Marine Division during the Gulf War. He also served as Executive Officer, Marine Amphibious Unit Service Support Group-38. As a General Officer, he commanded 1st Force Service Support Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force.

His staff assignments include 1st Marine Aircraft Wing; Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps; Headquarters, U.S. Central Command; Marine Aide to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Shipbuilding and Logistics); and Vice Director for Logistics, the Joint Staff.

General Kelly is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School; the Marine Corps Command and Staff College; and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (with distinction). His civilian degrees include a BA in History from Penn State University, a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Chapman College, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and the Navy-Marine Corps Parachutist Insignia.

Mr. Anglim is responsible for defining the Logistics Transformation Strategies for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. Prior to this assignment, he led the Spares & Repairs/Retrofit Services business unit for Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile products for over seven years. In this assignment, his team had total responsibility for post-delivery support Product Lines, from requirements definition and business acquisition, through customer coordination and hardware delivery. He participated in the development of the F/A-18 E/F FIRST contract, serving on the Government/Industry Executive Steering Committee, and was the Boeing Lead for the DLA/Boeing Strategic Supplier Alliance initiative. Mr. Anglim has worked for McDonnell Douglas and now The Boeing Company for 36 years, beginning as a Test Engineer in 1966. He has held various positions in both Engineering and Program Management on the original development of the F-15 Eagle, the Space Shuttle Aft Propulsion Subsystem, the Peacekeeper Missile, and the ACES II Ejection Seat. He obtained his BS in Engineering from Purdue University in 1966, and his masters in Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1970.


Selected for reassignment as special assistant for supply chain integration and logistics transformation, Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Robert E. Mansfield Jr. is director of supply, Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The director is responsible for developing supply and fuels inventory policy and plans. He is also responsible for the logistics support and management of more than $17 billion annually for all aircraft, missiles, communications, munitions and vehicles to ensure combat-ready and sustainable air forces, now and in the future.

The general was born in Salinas, Calif. He graduated from King City (Calif.) High School, in 1966, and enlisted in the Air Force in 1969. He received his commission in 1974 through the Airman's Education and Commissioning Program. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Arizona and a master's degree in acquisition logistics management from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of the Air War College and the Defense Systems Management College. The general is a fully qualified joint services officer and holds acquisition certificates in Acquisition Logistics, Level III, and Program Management, Level II.


1974 Bachelor of science degree in business administration, University of Arizona, Tucson
1977 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1980 Master of science degree in acquisition logistics management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1980 Combined Air Warfare Course
1984 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1992 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1993 Program Manager's Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort
Belvoir, Va.


1. October 1974 - April 1977, logistics support officer, 771st Radar
Squadron, Cape Charles Air Force Station, Va.
2. April 1977 - September 1978, material support officer, 46th Supply
Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
3. September 1978 - June 1979, chief of satellite supply operations,
Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Colo.
4. June 1979 - January 1980, graduate student, Air Force Institute of
Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
5. January 1980 - August 1984, chief, supply plans section, later, chief of
supply readiness plans, later, chief, Supply Resources Division,
Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
6. August 1984 - April 1986, assistant chief of supply, San Antonio Air
Logistics Center, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas
7. April 1986 - June 1988, commander, 3380th Supply Squadron, Keesler Air
Force Base, Miss.
8. June 1988 - August 1991, wartime threat host nation desk officer, later,
chief, Logistics Plans Branch, later, chief of transportation plans,
Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
9. August 1991 - July 1992, student, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force
Base, Ala.
10. July 1992 - July 1996, director of distribution, later, director,
Directorate of Space and Special Systems Management, later, director of
depot re-engineering, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force
Base, Ga.
11. July 1996 - June 1999, commander, Reutilization and Marketing Service,
Defense Logistics Agency, Battle Creek, Mich.
12. June 1999 - present, director of supply, Deputy Chief of Staff for
Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.


Defense Superior Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with service star


1982 USAFE Junior Supply Manager of the Year
1985 Air Force Logistics Command Supply Manager of the Year


Second Lieutenant Sep 10, 1974
First Lieutenant Sep 10, 1976
Captain Sep 10, 1978
Major Aug 1, 1984
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 1987
Colonel Nov 1, 1992
Brigadier General Feb 1, 2000

Debra Elkins, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Engineer with General Motors Research and Development Center in Warren, Michigan. She is the technical lead researcher developing probabilistic and enterprise models for strategic supply chain risk analysis within GM. Her research interests include risk analysis, decision-making under uncertainty, computational issues in stochastic processes and applied probability, and simulation. She holds a B.S. in Mathematical Physics from Sweet Briar College, Virginia, M.S. in Mathematics - Operations Research, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering - Operations Research from Texas A&M University - College Station. Debra also enjoys teaching Production Operations, and serves as an adjunct lecturer in the School of Management at the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

John N. Hatch joined the Lockheed Martin Corporation in October 2001 as Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management. He is responsible for supply chain strategy and policy, corporate agreements, subcontract management, and supplier diversity activities throughout the Corporation.

John and his team are focused on delivering savings to Lockheed Martin by leveraging scale and technology across the Corporation. As part of the Corporate Shared Services organization, they are working to define and implement best practices in sourcing and move to an e-business procurement platform for productivity improvement.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Hatch was Director of e-Business for FMC Corporation’s worldwide Energy Systems Business, responsible for developing and implementing the global e-business strategy and system. He served as a founding member of OFS Portal, a not-for-profit e-Business portal established by the top Oilfield Industry Equipment Suppliers for e-commerce. In his fourteen years at FMC, John held a variety of management assignments in the custom-engineered machinery and systems businesses. After initial positions in Finance and Materials Management, he was made Project Manager for Subsea Systems, handling multi-million dollar offshore oilfield projects. He was promoted to be Western Hemisphere Procurement Manager, Subsea Operations Manager, and General Manager of the Manifold Systems Business. Before assuming his role as Director of e-Business, John was Director of Business Development.

John has diverse commercial and international business experience, and brings a depth of operational experience to Lockheed Martin.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University and a Master of Management (MBA) in finance, strategic planning and marketing from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. John, his wife and three children reside in Potomac, MD.

Brad Ross is the executive-in-charge of Global Order to Delivery Operations. He has responsibility for GM’s new organization, Global Order to Delivery (OTD), which GM is pursuing as part of its global strategy to transform itself into a market-driven business. OTD is a comprised of a global program management office and regional operating organizations, both of which report to Ross.

Ross began his General Motors career in 1979 in the Production Control department at GM’s AC Spark Plug division in Flint, Mich. Since that time, he has held a variety of positions in Production Control & Logistics, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Planning at GM. In August 1998, Ross was appointed director, Project Global 21. In May 2000, he was appointed to his current position.

Ross was born December 28, 1956. He earned a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University in 1979.

John A. Sauter is the Group Leader for Emerging Markets in the Enterprise Solutions Division of Altarum. John has over 20 years’ experience in systems design using agent-based methods for simulation, modeling, autonomous vehicle control, automotive logistics, plant floor scheduling and control, flexible manufacturing, communications systems, embedded systems, material transport systems, and automotive test equipment. He has over 15 years of project management experience in defense and industrial contracts. His recent project experience includes:
· SPANS Supply Chain Dynamics: developed supply chain analysis tools and simulation models of a Newport News Shipyard supply chain to evaluate improvements in the chain to reduce cost and lead times.
· AORIST: developed techniques from statistical physics to evaluate the dynamics in agent-based negotiating systems. Developed methods to identify and control pathological dynamics in agent-based systems.
· ADAPTIV: developed novel distributed pheromone-based algorithms for flight planning and air campaign control. Applied genetic algorithms to tune the performance of the system for a variety of missions obtaining a ten-fold increase in performance.
· AEMSI: technical consultant to the prime contractors (AMD and ObjectSpace) to develop a semiconductor fabrication scheduling systems using agent-based negotiation.
· ANTS: provided technical direction and designs to the prime contractor (Delmia) to develop an agent-based scheduling system for shipyards. This system is based on DESK, which is a probabilistic market model for efficiently allocating multiple resources to multiple tasks over time.
· RAPPID: developed a market-based design collaboration environment. This web-based environment allows teams of geographically dispersed designers to make optimal design trade-offs in a distributed environment. Co-inventor of the MarCon patent; also PM for the Maritech COMPASS project, applying RAPPID to ship design.
· XSpec and XFaST: one of the inventors of the XSpec design method for agent development and the XFaST distributed simulation environment for testing complex adaptive systems; XFaST allows discrete event, continuous and other simulation environments to be connected in an integrated simulation environment. These tools were used to design, simulate, and validate several successful manufacturing systems including systems at Ford, Delco, and Saturn.
He is the author on over 20 papers on the design of manufacturing systems and agent-based systems. He holds a BS in Chemistry and Cellular Biology from the University of Michigan (1976).

Matt Ryan Mr. Ryan is the Raytheon manager for multi-product affordability projects and programs. Working directly with Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona, he is able to successfully execute, pilot, and then deploy innovation projects across a large set of tactical missile and projectiles programs. Successful missile system deployment is leading to broader Raytheon and industry insertion plans. His twenty years with Raytheon have included a wide range of work activities including procurement, production engineering, business administration, and product line management. Mr. Ryan graduated for the University of Arizona with multiple degrees and served a short period in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to joining Raytheon in 1982.

Dr. Anton F. Rodde, Ph.D. is Group Vice President at Manugistics, a provider of software solutions for supply chain management across many vertical markets. Among his responsibilities is the delivery of OEM, MRO, and e-Procurement solutions across the Aerospace and Defense market - including DoD facilities. Dr. Rodde was President and CEO of Western Data Systems, which was recently acquired by Manugistics. Prior to his Western Data experience, he held executive positions in technology companies specializing in manufacturing automation and management of major capital assets. He also founded Control Automation, a company which pioneered the application of assembly robot and pattern recognition technology for electronic manufacturing applications. Dr. Rodde earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from Illinois Institute of Technology and a B.S. in physics from Benedictine University.

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