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Town Hall for the Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group (DISCOG) - 14 March

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Town Hall for the Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group (DISCOG) - 14 March

Book a place at this Town Hall meeting.  Places are limited (see below)

This Team Defence Information DISCOG Town Hall Meeting 14 March with Co-Chairs: Steve Hyde, MOD Hd Support Chain Controls & Phil Williams, MD Team Defence Information

Places are limited to 50 people and will be booked on a first-come basis (with a waiting list operated when bookings via the website are full: in this case, email to join a waiting list for any cancellations). Places are free of charge and the session includes a buffet lunch. 

NB: if you have a place and then realise you can no longer attend, please email to cancel so that we can re-allocate your place.


This session has several valuable reports from MOD including from Steve Hyde, the recently-appointed Head of Support Chain Controls, will brief us on how he would like to engage Industry in Business Modernisation for Support (BMfS) to deliver significant improvements to the effectiveness and efficiency of delivering support.

BMfS is part of Defence Support Transformation the vanguard programme within the overarching Modernising Defence Programme. In addition, Phil Williams (TD-Info MD) will outline significant changes to the TD-Info operating model. 

AGENDA - download the full Agenda with timings HERE

  • Introductions and Administration: Host & Co-Chairs
  • Reports from:

            o Packaging for Equipment Acquisition and Support Group:
               Bob Deary, MOD
            o Combined Technical Documentation Working Group:
               Ian Millward, MOD
            o Committee for Automatic Test Systems for Defence:
               Malcolm Brown, MOD

  • Forecasting and Requirements Planning Process Roll Out:
    Keith Rushton MOD Support Chain Improvements, (SCI)

                         **** Buffet lunch ****

  • TD-Info/Industry Update Including ASD Standards and Changes to the TD-Info Operating Model:
    Phil Williams MD TD-Info
  • MoD General Update:
    Steve Hyde MOD Hd SCC
  • Business Modernisation for Support, (BMfS), Enterprise Engagement:
    Steve Hyde MOD Hd SCC
  • Any Other Business & closing remarks:

This Town Hall meeting is an interactive session open for questions and ideas from those in the room. It’s an excellent learning and networking opportunity for those in the early stages of their career in Support. For everyone, it provides chance to get right up-to-date and to raise questions and comments. We look forward to seeing you there.

Venue: University of the West of England, BS16 1QY

Timings: 10.00hrs – 15.00hrs

Added: 4th March 2019


Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group (DISCOG)

Support & Information Innovation Community of Interest (SII-COI)