U.S. military to hold transportation/logistics conference
The U.S. military’s Surface Deployment and Distribution Command will hold its annual transportation and logistics training symposium in Denver on March 22-26.
The theme of this year’s meeting is “deployment and distribution — factory to foxhole.” Workshops will include subjects such as lessons learned from U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and doing business with the federal government.
“Symposium participants have an opportunity to attend a range of sessions of their choosing,” said Jeanie Winslow, symposium coordinator.
The symposium will include a handful of special presentations:
* The distribution and transformation initiatives panel, led by Bill Lucas, SDDC’s deputy to the commander, will address organizational and business process shifts in global transportation operations.
* The deployment process, led by Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, SDDC’s deputy commanding general/director of operations, will discuss the challenges and lessons learned from current overseas military operations.
* Marty Wagner, associate administrator for the General Services Administration’s Office of Government-wide Policy, will discuss his agency’s vision for working with other federal agencies and improvements to transportation management.
* Charles Stelmokas, vice president of logistics for Coors Brewing Co., will discuss the challenges and success the firm has had in the transportation logistics of their products.
Transportation providers and Defense Department shippers interested in attending the symposium should register on-line at http://www.sddcsymposium.com.