Last updated: June 3, 2011
|April 11 (Monday)|
| 9 a.m. -
|10 a.m.||Golf Tournament, Doral Country Club|
| Conference Sessions
April 12 (Tuesday)
| 7:30 a.m. -
|8:30 a.m.|| Welcome
|8:45 a.m.|| Setting Priorities in Providing Readiness
Meeting cost targets and improving performance efficiencies are only part of the equation in meeting the demand signal for readiness. The leaders responsible for providing sustainment, modifications, maintenance, repair and overhaul have worked with their staffs to identify the key pain points and urgencies when it comes to meeting the requirement, and will share these insights as they project where the enterprise must focus in the coming 24 months.
|10:30 a.m.|| The Business Forecast: Where Pain Translates into Opportunity
Luncheon Speaker: Word from the Battlefield: What integrated readiness means up close
|1:00 p.m.||Exhibition Hall Opens|
|1:30 p.m.|| Acquiring What the Warfighter Needs
We’re in economic distress, and we’re a nation at war. As the Defense Dept. examines future requirements and how best to balance future with current realities, new policies and strategies are being put into place. Here’s an updated view of what the rules of the game will be for the near-term.
In this frank discussion about weighing alternatives, a government and industry leader will guide us through the issues to be considered as the USAF determines how to contract at varying stages of the lifecycle for sustainment, varying models of industry/government integration and partnerships, and how one of these newly defined relationships is performing. Bottomline: one size does not fit all, but partnership is essential.
|3:00 p.m.||Day One Adjournment|
|4:00 p.m.||Cocktail Reception in the exhibition hall (cash-bar)|
|5:30 p.m.||Exhibition Hall/Registration Closes|
|7:00 p.m.||MRO Reception - Alfred Dupont Building|
|April 13 (Wednesday) Day Two|
|7:00 a.m.||Speakers and Advisory Board Members|
|7:30 a.m.||Registration opens|
Defining What the Warfighter Needs
The military’s senior leaders provide an overview of the operating tempo and the needs, as seen through the eyes of those who are in the field. Each leader will provide an overview of mission requirements in terms of what the user views as necessary when s/he is preparing for the mission. This will include tradeoffs in terms of time, reliability, cost, etc. – what I need when I need it.
|10:15 a.m.|| U.S. Air Force depots are working to achieve several savings while also improving the support provided the warfighter. Among these is use of commercial best practices, leveraging the commercial market, and “leaning” of the back-office functions to eliminate non-value work.
|10:30 a.m.||Exhibition Hall Open|
|11:45 a.m.||Lunch in Exhibition Hall|
|1:00 p.m.|| Creating Improvements in Helicopter Sustainment
Condition-based maintenance was a first step toward driving improvement in providing readiness for rotorcraft assets. In this session, we’ll hear about the new and next steps being taken with rotorwing depot efforts. First is the work under way at the Corpus Christi Army Depot, while the second case study deals with changes implemented in support of U.S. Coast Guard assets under a performance-based contract to reduce cycle from 45 days to three days, to prove out the supply chain and to improve reliability, in some cases by more than 90%. Today is a relationship that provides real-time visiblity of assets and issues to assure availability.
|1:45 p.m.|| Fleet Readiness Centers Move Beyond Low Hanging Fruit
The Navy has long led transformation efforts when it comes to its readiness centers, realigning assets and implementing cost-reduction activities. After years of focus, the fleet readiness centers face the tougher challenges of creating improvement after all the low-hanging fruit has been harvested. In this program review, attendees will learn about the efforts to restore the grounded P-3 Orion fleet due to structural damages, and beating the target for completions.
|2:30 p.m.|| Symposium Roundup
The past two days have been spent looking at the realities of creating warfighter readiness. Here’s how the senior leaders sum up the findings of our symposium – what’s been gained and what they see as the lights of ambiguity and convergence in addressing the complex issue of readiness.
|3:30 p.m.||Conference Adjourns|
|4:30||Cocktail Reception in the Exhibition Hall|
|5:30||Exhibition Hall/Registration Closes|
| April 14 (Thursday )
No MRO Military sessions
|9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.||Exhibition Hall Opened|