Global Logistics Show 2018

22-24 Feb 2018

Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai

Defence Logistics Summit 2018

Deflog India, Defence Logistics Summit 2018

Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai

22-23 February, 2018: Mumbai, INDIA


Registration & Coffee


Welcome Remarks by Conference Chairperson:

0930 – 1015

Inaugural Keynote: Indigenisation as a key tool for Robust Indian Defence Supply Chains

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?

1015 – 1100

Engaging the Armed forces in Collaborative Manufacturing Models with MSME’s for contiguous Supply Chains under Make in India Initiatives.

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.

1100 - 1130

Designing Agile And Flexible Supply Chains For High Interoperability And Responsiveness

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.

1130 – 1145

Refreshment Break

1145 – 1215

AI, IoT, Block Chains in Defence Supply Chains: Building Secure Supply Chains with High Visibility

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.

1215 - 1300

Can Additive manufacturing as a future technology help Defence MRO requirements.

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.

1300 - 1330

Readiness, Sustainment, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

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.

1330 - 1415

Networking & Lunch Break

1415 – 1445

Real-Time Visibility for Rapid Response to Defence Missions

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.

1445 – 1515

Demonstrating Cost & Security Advantages of Make in India Drones for Enhanced Asset Visibility in Operations

1515 – 1545

Advanced Materials for a Robust Aerospace & Defence Manufacturing Industry in India & Stronger Supply Chains

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

1545 – 1615

Devising Procurement Strategies that provide growth opportunities to MSME’s

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.

1615 – 1630

Refreshment Break

1630 – 1700

End to End Supply Chain Visibility using Cloud and IOT

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.

1700 – 1730

Supply Chain Simulation Strategies for Operational Response Effectiveness

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.

1730 – 1800

Fleet Telematics for Logistics Efficiency

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.


Closing remarks and end of Conference