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June 24, 2010
THE implementation of the Military Integrated
Logistics Information System (MILIS) is just
around the corner. Replacing the Standard Defence
Supply System (SDSSv4), MILIS will be imple-
mented in July 2010 under Joint Project (JP) 2077
The MILIS go-live event will span the 10 weeks
from June 1 through to August 7 and is grouped into
During the 10 week go-live event, there will periods
in which both SDSSv4 and MILIS are unavailable and
interim business processes required. Activities during
this period will be governed by the Implementation
Plan of each Service and Group. Navy has developed a
tailored implementation plan covering:
business preparation activities;
transaction freezes, outages and workarounds;
business processes and restart procedures; and
business support and governance mechanisms.
For further Navy-specific information relating
to the implementation of MILIS, refer to http://
docs/090923Z_APR_10.pdf or contact CMDR Chris
Roberts at Navy Strategic Command by emailing chris-
Further information on MILIS go-live is available at
MILIS go-live just around the corner
COMMANDER Joint Logistics AVM Margaret
Staib wants to spur logisticians to tap into their
good ideas to achieve far-reaching logistics reforms.
"In the near future we'll be working from new ware-
houses and using new systems and technology -- what
we need are new ideas about how we can best support
the more muscular and hard-hitting ADF that will be
here in 2030," AVM Staib said.
To stimulate the new ideas, the Australian Defence
Logistics Conference 2010 is being held at the
Australian Defence Force Academy on July 15-16.
Vice President Logistics and Sustainment at
Lockheed Martin, Lou Kratz, and BlueScope Steel's
Vice President Logistics, Ingilby Dickson, will talk
about their industry sectors. Dr Hermione Parsons
from the Victoria University Institute for Logistics
and Supply Chain Management will share the lat-
est in logistics research. Grand Prix Board Member,
Chairman of L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Week and
logistics consultant, Laura Anderson, will speak about
how to embed a culture of innovation in organisations.
Senior logistics leaders from US and Canadian
Defence organisations, Paul Peters and Genevieve
O'Sullivan, are also presenting on the innovation
Media personality, James O'Loghlin (The New
Inventors, Rove, The Glass House) will speak at the
conference dinner on Thursday night.
The conference is open to all ranks and registration
is free. The optional dinner is $60.
Register by July 2 at intranet.defence.gov.au/JLC.
Inquiries or call (02) 6266 2101 or (02) 4237 5554.
Loggies encouraged to innovate
By LEUT Gary McHugh
THE Indian Navy paid a visit to the west recently
when Indian Navy Ship Rana pulled into the port of
Fremantle for a three-day stopover.
INS Rana, the second of five Rajput Class Guided
Missile Destroyers, is part of the Indian Navy's Eastern
Fleet and is based at Visakhapatnam on the country's
The ship has an overall length of 146.2 metres with
a displacement of 5000 tonnes -- she is powered by four
gas turbines and is capable of making 30 knots.
INS Rana fulfils a number of roles in the Indian
Navy, including anti-submarine warfare and carrier
She has a complement of 48 officers and 343 sail-
ors, and is commanded by Captain K.G. Vishwanathan.
The visit commemorated the strong maritime coop-
eration between India and Australia with both navies
having paid visits to each other's countries on a number
of occasions over the years.
The most recent interaction between the RAN and
the Indian Navy was earlier this year when HMAS
Glenelg participated in Exercise Milan 2010.
That exercise saw ships from 12 nations take part
in naval manoeuvres out of Port Blair in the Andaman
During her weekend stopover in Fremantle, INS
Rana was open to visitors with hundreds of interested
Western Australians taking the opportunity for a guided
tour of the impressive warship.
Indian warship visits Fremantle
ADF farewells fine soldiers
MILITARY funerals have been held for
Sappers Jacob Moerland and Darren Smith,
who lost their lives on June 7 following an
improvised explosive device blast during a dis-
mounted patrol in the Mirabad Valley region
of Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
A ceremony was held for SPR Moreland
on June 17 at the Gayndah Town Hall in
Queensland, while SPR Smith was farewelled
during a ceremony on June 19 at Marist
College in Ashgrove, Queensland.
The families, along with senior govern-
ment, Defence and community representatives,
attended the ceremonies to farewell and pay
their respects to the two brave soldiers.
Sapper Jacob Moerland
Sapper Darren Smith
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