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Taking stock of benefits of Engineering Support Transformation User Forum (E-STUF)

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Taking stock of benefits of Engineering Support Transformation User Forum (E-STUF)

The Engineering Support Transformation User Forum (E-STUF) holds quarterly sessions, the most recent (January 2019) hosted by Babccok International.

TD-Info is canvassing Industry and MOD for feedback about E-STUF and shares the following input from the MOD E-STUF Co-Chair Gary Cox to stimulate further member contributions: 

  • E-STUF has given a forum for me to share thoughts and to garner opinion as the Engineering Support Transformation project has been progressing
  • E-STUF works will open relationships, with members willing to contribute. A wiser membership group is welcome and we anticipate this will build E-STUF develops 
  • E-STUF has enabled us to see some live examples of Engineering Support in action, thanks to sessions being hosted at Leonardo at Yeovil and Babcock at Devonport to date
  • Members are still warming to challenge of providing real outputs to MOD challenges. The keenness at the latest Forum to stand up working groups to look at Engineering Support Performance Management and Digital Twins is really encouraging as, though thes activities, the E-STUF group will contribute to baselining activity in the ES(T) space.
  • The drumbeat and commitment seems to be working well so far and we have stayed true to our Terms of Reference (TORs)
  • The main benefit so far has been to provide an Industry voice of input, comment and review to the Engineering Support (Transformation) Discovery project being run by JACOBS on behalf of the MOD.  Also, it has fostered particpation at the Discovery workshops held last year; project support from key Industry players and SMEs has helped improve the quality of the output report

NB: Alasdair Wood (Leonardo) is the E-STUF Industry Co-Chair

For more information about how to get involved with the E-STUF Community, please contact steve.green@teamdefence.info

 

 

Added: 2nd February 2019

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