Rescheduled / Postponed event: Assured Supply Chain for Defense Summit

Enhancing the Nation's Military Supply Chain and Resiliency

October 27-28, 2021- National Harbor, MD, United States

With the continued shift to great power competition the US military will no longer be able to move material and people uncontested across the globe. If a large-scale conflict breaks out the current supply chain will be strained to produce and move the supplies to the point of need in a timely manner. The infrastructure and logistical capabilities of the United States need to be modernized to meet the growing challenges and threats of the times. This will require a joint DoD and industry effort to make ensure that US power can be projected globally, and US forces will have the supplies needed to defeat any potential enemy.

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Topics to be Covered at the 2021 Summit:

  • Enhancing DoD Supply Chain Capabilities to Drive Joint Force Readiness
  • Supplying Materiel Readiness to Support the Warfighter across global Multi-Domain Operations
  • Leveraging 5G, Autonomy, and other Emerging Technologies to enhance Military Warehouse Operations
  • Transforming the Navy's Supply Chains through Industry Best Practices and End-to-End Integration
  • Sustaining Warfighter Readiness and Lethality by Delivering Global Logistics
  • Providing World-class Logistics Support for C5ISR Systems across the Department of Defense
  • Transforming USMC Models for Equipping and Supplying the Force in response to Great Power Competition
  • Generating and Integrating Innovative Sustainment Capabilities, Concepts, and Doctrine to Sustain Large Scale Combat Operations
  • Conducting Sustainment Preparation of the Theater in Order to Shape the Operational Environment

Why You Should Attend this Year's Summit

The Assured Supply Chain for Defense Summit will focus on enhancing the resilience and efficiency of the Military supply chain. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that US supply chains issues are not only an economic issue but a threat to security and national security as well. The ability to manufacture and move materials and finished products from factories to warehouses to the troops on the frontline has shown to be a challenge even in the best of conditions. If a large-scale conflict against a peer or near peer competitor were to break out the US would find itself lacking the capabilities to produce the weapons and systems needed to conduct the conflict.

Along with the supply line issue is the challenge of manufacturing and storing materials in an efficient manner. New technologies like 5G and AI are allowing depots and storage facilities to become more efficient and better at tracking their inventory. This will improve the military's ability to know what shortages it faces on mission critical supplies and allow them to increase the readiness of units across the joint force.

Our Assured Supply Chain for Defense Summit will provide a forum to discuss the latest developments in actions and measures taken to secure the nation's critical military supply chain. This year's Symposium will foster conversation between relevant stakeholders from the community to discuss how to advance supply and logistical challenges throughout the supply and chain and allow support operations to be conducted across the globe.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Assured Supply Chain for Defense Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship Prospectus.

2021 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Steven Morani SES, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment
  • Rear Admiral Doug Noble, USN, Director of Logistics Operations, Defense Logistics Agency
  • Major General John Sullivan, USA, Director of Strategic Plans, Policy and Logistics, United States Transportation Command
  • Major General Mark Simerly, USA Commanding General, US Army Combined Arms Support Command
  • Major General Dave Maxwell, USMC Vice Director, J-4, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Major General Heidi Hoyle, USA, Commanding General,  Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
  • Dr. Ashutosh Dutta, Senior Scientist and 5G Chief Strategist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Sunset Room at National Harbor Marina
137 National Plaza, 20745
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

Hotel Option 1:
The Westin Washington National Harbor.
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Address: 171 Waterfront St. National Harbor, Maryland 20745

Hotel Option 2:
Hyatt Place National Harbor.
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Address: 123 Waterfront St. National Harbor, Maryland, United States, 20745

There are a variety of parking options throughout National Harbor. The lot that is closest to The Sunset Room is our Carousel Lot which is located at 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. If covered parking is preferred our Fleet Street Garage is the closest to the venue at 116 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Mariner Garage will be the closet to The Westin National Harbor at 199 Fleet Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745.
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23112