The U.S. Army Quartermaster General's Symposium
on Supporting the Army's Transformation Through Supply-Chain Management


This symposium will bring together senior executives from across the Department of Defense, industry, academia and the international logistics community to discuss their perspectives on supply-chain management. As global commerce rapidly changes business practices, what will be the impact on Defense and Army logistics? The symposium will examine this issue and demonstrate how the Army is changing their logistics in response to a transforming Army.

25-27 February, 2001

Omni Hotel - Richmond, and Fort Lee
(For Reservations contact the Omni Hotel Directly: 804-344-7000)

Omni Hotel has filled.
Current room reservations for the Quartermaster General's Symposium can be found at: Crown Plaza Hotel (3 blocks from Omni) 804-788-0900 Parking at Crown Plaza is $5 per day. Shuttle service between hotels can be arranged with the hotel.

To register by mail or fax, click here to download the registration form in pdf format. Print the form and submit it to the designated event coordinator.

Fax: (703)522-3192 or Mail: 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201.

ONLINE REGISTRATION is no longer available for this event.

AFEI/NDIA Member....$350

* This fee applies ONLY to active U.S. Government and Allied Government employees.

Registrants who are unable to attend the symposium must submit a request for refund IN WRITING by fax 703-522-3192 or e-mail [email protected] to Nicole Peterson before February 10, 2001. NO refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 5:00 PM on February 10, 2001, however substitutions are welcome.

Each attendee will be provided an AFEI identification badge at the time of check-in. These badges must be worn while attending all functions.

Conference Hours: Business Attire, Military Class B
Receptions and Dinner: Business Attire and Military Class A

An attendance roster will be distributed at the conference. Your registration form and payment must be received by February 10, 2001 to be included in the roster. An updated roster will NOT be printed after the conference.

AFEI Point of Contact:
Nicole Peterson,
[email protected] 703-247-9474;
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Krawiec
[email protected] 804-734-2869

If you need to be contacted during the meeting, the number for the operations and message center is: 804-344-7000. Ask for the Roanoke room x4860.

Rooms are available at conference rates until February 5, 2001:

The Omni Richmond Hotel
100 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

To make reservations, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI or 804-344-7000 and mention that you are an attendee of this conference. Rates are as follows:

Single Occupancy: $77
Double Occupancy: $97
Triple Occupancy: $117

Directions From I-95 South: Take Exit 74A (Downtown Expressway $.20 toll); Take Canal St. Exit and make right onto 10th Street; Right onto Cary Street; Right onto 12th Street; Make immediate right into hotel entrance. See parking fees.

Military transportation will be provided, upon request, for officers (Colonel and above). Dedicated transportation and escort officers will be provided to LTG and above. Request arrival and departure information (location, airlines, flight numbers, military air information), and ground transportation requirements to Cindy Fintech, e-mail: [email protected] DSN 687-2922, Commercial (804)734-2922 or FAX DSN 687-1251, no later than 10 Feb 01.

A shuttle service for $13 per person is available from the airport to the Omni Hotel. Call Groome Transportation at (804) 748-0779 or 1-800-552-7911.

Valet parking (with unlimited in and out parking) is available at the Omni Hotel for $14 per day. Non-valet parking is $15 per day plus additional in/out fees.

All meals and breaks which have been mentioned
in the agenda are provided to the participant.



Table Top Exhibit: $600
Includes table, electricity, and one pass to attend the conference.

(For Information contact Shirley Goodman at 703-247-9473 or e-mail [email protected])

Click here to download the exhibitor contract in pdf format. Print the form, fill it out and submit it to the designated person.


Sunday Evening, 25 February
Omni Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Exhibit Set-up
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Quartermaster General's Reception

Monday, 26 February
Omni Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Conference Introductions and Opening Remarks
Major General Hawthorne L. Proctor, Commander, United States Army Quartermaster Center and School
Mr. Jack D. Garrison, Conference Moderator, Director Integrated Logistics Programs, Lockheed Martin Corporation & Chairman, Logistics Management Committee, National Defense Industrial Association

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Plenary Keynote Address
General John N. Abrams, Commander, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command - Army Overview of Transformation and the Objective Force
The United States Army is undertaking one of the most ambitious transformations in its 225-year history. Leading the transformation effort is General John N. Abrams, Commanding General of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command. Where will the Army be in the year 2025 and how will we get there? How will the Army's objective force deliver the capabilities necessary in achieving a national military strategy across the full spectrum of crises in the 21st century? As the symposium's keynote speaker, General Abrams will examine the implications of this new, revolutionary doctrine and what is being done to bridge the gap between where the Army is today and where it wants to be tomorrow.

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Mr. James T. Eccleston, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics) for Supply-Chain Integration - Transitioning the Application of Commercial Business Practices to the Defense Supply Chain
Increasing public value by adapting commercial supply-chain business practices to the DoD's logistics process is the responsibility of the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics). 2001 will prove a decisive year in defense logistics as priorities transform from concepts, methodologies, and technologies to institutionalizing them as a permanent part of the Department's logistic culture. Improving the defense supply chain means finding better ways to integrate modern industry practices. This distinguished speaker will share his views on the ongoing initiatives to Integrate the Supply Chain.

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Rear Admiral Daniel H. Stone, Director, Logistics
Operations, Defense Logistics Agency - Integrating Prime Vendor into a Wartime Distribution System

As the Army transforms the way it fights, logistics support and systems must change to keep pace. Under the operational direction of Rear Admiral Stone, the Defense Logistics Agency has embarked on an aggressive effort to improve support to the warfighter. Logistics has changed from a supply-based system relying on large stockpiles to a quickly developing Web-enabled distribution system that exploits advances in commercial information systems to gain total asset visibility and to improve management of the entire supply chain. One such example of the Agency's proactive reengineering efforts can be seen in the Prime Vendor program where the Agency contracts with one full-service distributor of commercial products rather than with hundreds of individual vendors. While this program has been highly successful in providing customers with just-in-time delivery in peacetime, how will it be implemented during times of crisis? During this presentation, Rear Admiral Stone will address this issue and how it will be integrated and managed in a wartime supply-chain.

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. International Speaker
Brigadier General L.M. Lashkevich, OMM, CD, J4 Materiel/Director-General Logistics - The Canadian Supply-Chain Management Project
The Canadian Forces are committed to enhancing combat capability, rapid deployability and interoperability with close allies in the light of emerging asymmetric threats and an increasingly unpredictable global security situation. As the J4 Materiel/Director-General Logistics for the Canadian Forces, Brigadier-General Lashkevich is a leader in the Canadian Logistics Transformation, and will discuss some of the principal initiatives including the commercial partnership for management of the military supply chain, contractor support to deployed operations and the development of a National Military Support Capability."

11:15 a.m. - 12 noon Exhibits open

12 noon - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Guest Speaker
Dr. Thomas M. Corsi, Professor and Chairperson, Transportation, Business, and Public Policy, College of Business and Management, University of Maryland.

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lieutenant General Charles S. Mahan, Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, United States Army - The Army's Logistics Transformation Strategy
Executing and achieving the Army Transformation creates unique opportunities and challenges for logisticians across the full spectrum of the supply chain. While the Army is transforming its current operational force to contend with future requirements, the logistics community is actively developing and migrating to future mobility and sustainment concepts that will more effectively move a force to a theater and support it. The logistics system of tomorrow must support rapid closure, permit a smaller footprint, be more agile, responsive and survivable - even in the most austere theater. What are the implications for military logistics and commerce? In this presentation, the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics shares his perspective.

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. General John G. Coburn, Commander, United States Army Materiel Command - The Army Materiel Command's Role in Supporting Transformation
The Army Materiel Command is the only organization in the Army where technology, acquisition, and logistics are integrated to assure Army readiness. Key to the Army's future, is AMC's exploitation of technology to make the Army more deployable, versatile, responsive, agile, lethal, survivable, and sustainable. During this session, this renowned logistician and speaker will share his perspectives on the supply-chain, transformation and the role of the Army Materiel Command.

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Lieutenant General Billy K. Solomon, Commander, United States Army Combined Arms Support Command - Demonstrating Logistics Transformation Doctrine, The Division Capstone Exercise
Logistics support on a noncontiguous battlespace will require a radical change in supply, maintenance and transportation support necessitating greater connectivity and improved situational awareness. As new concepts and systems are developed, they must be capable of supporting and sustaining the Army's future operational requirements. During this presentation, Lieutenant General Billy K. Solomon, Commander of the United States Army Combined Arms Support Command, will discuss the Division Capstone Exercise, a critical exercise in demonstrating emerging logistics doctrine for the Transforming Army.

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Panel Discussion Moderator, Mr. Lou Kratz, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, (Logistics Architecture); Major General Daniel G. Mongeon, Director Of Sustainment, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics; Mr. T.W. Scott, Vice President, Supply Chain Management Systems & e-Business, Logistics Systems and Material Division, Electronics Sensors and Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman Corporation; - Linking the Transformation Objectives to the Supply Chain; Dr. Thomas M. Corsi, Professor and Chairperson, Transportation, Business, and Public Policy, College of Business and Management, University of Maryland. (Invited)

In the past, Army logistics doctrine relied on available equipment and "traditional" support systems and techniques. Today however, we must look beyond these traditional methods and ways of thinking. Future developments in science and technology, coupled with cutting-edge commercial best practices will provide the future warfighter with the equipment and logistics support that makes the Army more responsive, deployable, agile, versatile, lethal, survivable and sustainable. These objectives provide the focus for academic, commercial, and defense panel discussion on how best to Link the Transformation Objectives to the Supply Chain

5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Exhibits Open

7:00 p.m. - 9:45 Symposium Banquet with Dinner Speaker and Entertainment

Industry Dinner Speaker
Mr. James C. Mandracchia, Senior Vice President, EXOSTAR

Entertainment provided by the 392nd Army Band

Tuesday, 27 February
Fort Lee, Virginia

7:30 a.m. Hotel Check-out
8:15 a.m. Board Bus* and Depart Omni Hotel for Fort Lee
9:15 a.m. Arrive Field House

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Overview of the Army Theater

Major General Richard A. Hack, Commander, 21st Theater Support Command - Theater Logistics in the Balkans
How does the supply chain meet customer requirements in areas where the infrastructure is austere, destroyed or even nonexistent? Since the mid-1990s, the 21st Theater Support Command has been committed to deploying and sustaining the Army's operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina and more recently, in Kosovo. During this presentation, the commander of Europe's largest Army logistics support organization will demonstrate and layout in "Rock-Drill" fashion, the challenges of conducting operations at the farthest reaches of the supply chain.

10:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Conference attendees will visit the Joint Distribution Laboratory and the Training Warehouse

Joint Distribution Laboratory
Mr. Michael Smith, Director, Research and Studies, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Logistics) - The Joint Logistics Warfighting Initiative
What are the benefits of using web-based requisitioning, real-time asset visibility and a shared data environment? The Department of Defense is developing policy that incorporates and optimizes new logistics business processes and technologies into one capability. The Joint Logistics Warfighting Initiative is the vehicle for demonstrating and experimenting with these types of concepts. During this lecture, Mr. Michael Smith from the Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics) provides insight on this experiment in real-world logistic operations.

Training Warehouse
Lieutenant Colonel James C. Bates, Director, Logistics Training Department, Quartermaster Center & School Demonstrations - Training and Equipping the Army's Soldiers
The Logistics Training Department provides supply and supply automation training for soldiers attending higher level functional courses. From basic supply procedures, packaging and warehouse operations to automation identification technology and advanced retail-supply automation training, the department provides the Army's soldiers with the skills necessary to the support the supply-chain. During this session, symposium participants will take a unique look at mobile warehouse procedures, telecommunications and the various logistics automation systems that are in the field today. Displays of many of the Army's future support equipment will also be showcased.

12:30 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Lunch - Fort Lee Officer's and Civilian's Club

1:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Introduction of Concluding Speaker
Major General Hawthorne L. Proctor, Commander, United States Army Quartermaster Center and School

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concluding Speaker

Lieutenant General John M. McDuffie, Director of Logistics, The Joint Staff - The Joint Logistics Implications of Army Transformation
The Army's transformation strategy relies heavily on our ability to project power with the most capable forces, at the decisive time and place. To optimize these concepts, logistics must be responsive, flexible, and precise, while at the same time, configured to reduce the logistics footprint in theater. The Joint Staff's overarching concept of Focused Logistics provides the Army with the necessary framework for the fusion of information, logistics, and transportation technologies to deliver tailored logistics packages and sustainment directly to the operational and tactical levels of Army operations. The Army's transformation will have implications at the joint level which is the topic of discussion for the Director of Logistics of the Joint Staff.

2:15 p.m. Board Bus* and depart Ft. Lee for the Omni Hotel

3:15 p.m. Arrive at the Omni Hotel
* The bus will depart the Omni Hotel at 8:15 a.m. and will return back to the hotel by 3:15 p.m.

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