22-23 February, 2018: Mumbai, INDIA
Efficiency and speed were the two pillars of military supply chains forever, however the recent years have seen a lot of focus of indigenisation of components and spares, digitalisation of logistics and supply chains with increased technological interventions that help build higher efficiencies, reduced costs and real time visibility. How is India preparing for the next move against the evolving landscape?
Defence forces engagement into the design, R&D, manufacturing processes brings its unique advantages and the incredible work done by Naval Design teams is a proof of that. How can this be further expanded to other areas. Insights into upcoming expansion and modernisation initiatives. The indigenisation plans and expectations from private industry. Developing mentoring and industry engagement programs.
Forward-thinking organisations are continuously redesigning and improving their supply chains by using modelling technology to examine how their supply chains will perform under a wide range of circumstances and assumptions and analyzing the trade-offs of cost, service and risk. Needless to say it is the “design” of a supply chain that brings the maximum benefit across key metrics like cost, service, sustainability and risk.
The ability of the defence forces to prevail in the highly contested environment of 2030 will be dictated by its ability to defend cyber-enabled systems, and the data within them, from compromise and manipulation. Contemporary cyber defense does indicate worry areas in an era of exponentially growing cyber threat. Block chains are a new information technology that inverts the cyber security paradigm, how can they be leveraged to strengthen supply chain networks.
Additive manufacturing as a cost effective, tool less manufacturing system has proven its value for limited volume requirements. The big advantage that it offers with its Simulation based pre-processing of parts offers a big scope for applications in prototyping, MRO and development of parts for grounded fleets.
Supply chains need to be geared up for increased equipment up-time, adequate parts availability and reduced maintenance costs while reducing spares inventory and improving stakeholder satisfaction. This necessitates robust procurement processes, partnering with vendors to develop specialized requirements and above all quality control.
Centralised operations with real time visibility can provide the transparency you need to improve military planning, supply chain, and engineering, ensuring the success of global, multinational peacekeeping and humanitarian missions with mission-capable defence forces that are integrated, responsive, and effective. A total visibility on assets, spares will help prepare for any kind of situations.
World over Advanced Composites, Nanomaterials, Special Alloys, Graphene etc are finding increased applications in defence and aerospace manufacturing. The advantages being innumerable from higher strength, lighter weight to cost effectiveness etc. How can the same be used in further strengthening the defence manufacturing ecosystem in India
Procurement from MSME’s is a key element of the Make in India Initiative however the current procurement strategies, volumes and capacities might not be the most conducive for the MSME’s to benefit from these opportunities. How can the procurement system at OFB’s, Defence PSU’s be made more effective to support the MSME’s desirous of working with Defence Sector.
End-to-end supply chain visibility empowers supply chain and logistics professionals to make educated decisions. It helps companies to decrease the impact of disruptions on the supply chain by providing actionable data. Supply chain leaders recognize the importance of visibility as it streamlines operations, reduces business risk, increases efficiencies and enables better decision making and forecasting based on insights offered by real-time data.
Scenario planning is a structured program where executives or people working on a transactional level are looking at different scenarios based on supply, demand, and inventory and where they’re looking at the ability to change those levels based on different simulations if you will. It’s basically looking out in the future and thinking of what could change that will affect your business and how it will unfold if an issue comes your way. In the defence context the number of variables increases significantly.
Telematics plays a vital role in developing innovative solutions for efficient logistics and fleet management. Telematics provides real-time visibility and data to optimize procedures and processes, maintaining product integrity, optimizing shelf-life, reducing losses and insurance risk across the supply chain. It is a critical component in logistics and supply chains because it addresses key challenges related to safety and regulatory compliance, driver monitoring, insurance and infrastructure.