Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
Challenges around the world
• Government’s key priorities include:
• responsibly managing the Government’s finances;
• bui...
DMO
Purpose

The DMO exists to equip and sustain Defence’s materiel capabilities to
meet Australia’s needs in an effective...
Australian Industry Policy
• Defence Industry Policy (2013 White Paper)
– support the growth and competitiveness of Austra...
Australian Industry Programs
• Enhancing Innovation including:
– the Defence Future Capability Technology Centre,
– Priori...
Australian Industry Programs (cont)
• Developing Skills
– Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Program
– School Pathways ...
Australian Military Sales Office
• Facilitates export-related transactions and major disposals activities,
including Gover...
Australian Industry Capability Program
• Maximise opportunities for Australian industry to address the
capability needs of...
Defence+Industry ePortal
• The D+I ePortal provides:
– industry with a way to access a range of Defence information
includ...
Business Access Offices
• Provide a local interface for industry, particularly small to medium
enterprises to engage with ...
Global Supply Chain
•

Launched 1 July 2009 in Defence White Paper

•

Aims to create opportunities for Australian industr...
Global Supply Chain
•

Launched 1 July 2009 in Defence White Paper

•

Current participants
– Boeing
– Raytheon
– Thales
–...
Global Supply Chain Lessons
• SMEs can be ‘Defence-ready’ and improve their capacity to
participate in the global market b...
Let our customers do the talking
“The GSC program has greatly assisted us to transition from the
Australian market to supp...
Questions?

Wendy Messer
Director General
Australian Industry Programs
Defence Industry Division
DMO

wendy.messer@defence...
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Wendy Messer, Defence Material Organisation - Keynote address from the DMO

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Wendy Messer, Director General Australian Industry Programs, Defence Materiel Organisation delivered this presentation at the Defence Supply Chains Summit. This Summit focuses on supply chain perspectives from Defence primes, leaders within the DMO, case studies from SMEs, risk and cost mitigation strategies, preparation strategies, and network with an array of Defence stakeholders.

Find out more at http://www.admevents.com.au/DSC2013

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  1. 1. Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  2. 2. Challenges around the world • Government’s key priorities include: • responsibly managing the Government’s finances; • building a more productive and competitive economy; • delivering better public services within tight fiscal constraints • Key priorities: • Addressing affordability issues. • Maintaining momentum in key relationships. • Organisational improvements. Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  3. 3. DMO Purpose The DMO exists to equip and sustain Defence’s materiel capabilities to meet Australia’s needs in an effective, efficient, economical and safe manner Vision To be recognised and respected as a global leader in Defence materiel solutions DMO 2013-15 Strategic Framework Released in February and defines our purpose, vision, goals, core functions, values, behaviours, and accountability. Details available on the DMO website: www.defence.gov.au/dmo/publications/Strategic_Framework.pdf Our Vision: To be recognised andEquip and Sustaina global leader in Defence materiel solutions respected as the Australian Defence Force
  4. 4. Australian Industry Policy • Defence Industry Policy (2013 White Paper) – support the growth and competitiveness of Australian businesses – support a highly skilled and capable Australian defence industry • Growing the defence sector’s capacity and competitiveness by continuing investment in three key areas: • enhancing innovation, • building competitiveness, and • developing skills Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  5. 5. Australian Industry Programs • Enhancing Innovation including: – the Defence Future Capability Technology Centre, – Priority Industry Capability Programs, – Capability Technology Demonstrator Program – Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Program • Building Competitiveness through: – AMSO – Global Supply Chain Program – Export support and Team Defence Australia exhibitions – Defence Industry Innovation Centre – Australian Industry Capability Program Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  6. 6. Australian Industry Programs (cont) • Developing Skills – Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Program – School Pathways Programs – Internships and undergraduate traineeships – Sponsorship of Re-Engineering Australia (REA) Foundation – Master of Systems Support Engineering and Doctorate in Systems Engineering • Defence Industry Relationship through ongoing mechanisms: – DMO Business Access Offices – Defence+Industry ePortal Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  7. 7. Australian Military Sales Office • Facilitates export-related transactions and major disposals activities, including Government-to-Government (G-to-G) sales for Australian produced military equipment and services. • Supports Defence, the Australian Government and the Australian Defence Industry by: – increasing industry sales and export opportunities – initiating and managing Government to Government sales – improving Australia’s domestic capabilities in the Defence sector – strengthening Australia’s alliance with other countries through a program of export facilitation and disposals activity. • Provides advice and answers questions in relation to Australia’s defence industry and a company’s capabilities/service if the company has a contract with Defence. Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  8. 8. Australian Industry Capability Program • Maximise opportunities for Australian industry to address the capability needs of the ADF on a best value basis by: – leveraging major Defence projects to create opportunities for Australian defence industry; – influencing foreign prime contractors and OEMs, including Australian based subsidiaries, to ensure cost-effective delivery of acquisitions and maintenance, and encourage investment in Australia; and – make technology transfer an attractive proposition for large foreign original equipment manufacturers. Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  9. 9. Defence+Industry ePortal • The D+I ePortal provides: – industry with a way to access a range of Defence information including opportunities for companies, including SMEs, to participate in Defence acquisition and sustainment programs. – comprehensive and authoritative company-supplied information on Australian industry capability for Defence and other potential customers. • Benefits of registering with DMO – Registered users, when logged into the D+I ePortal, have access to a number of reports that provide data about company capability. – A registered user can request affiliation to a company and/or start registering their own company on the site. Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  10. 10. Business Access Offices • Provide a local interface for industry, particularly small to medium enterprises to engage with Defence • Provide updates for Defence Industry • Maintain strong working relationships with State and Territory Governments • Assist companies to build networks with other suppliers to Defence • Identify and refer potential new products to relevant teams within Defence • Work with local, state government and industry associations to bring you up-to-date information and presentations on issues of interest to Defence Industry • Manage industry assistance programs including the Letter of Recognised Supply. Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  11. 11. Global Supply Chain • Launched 1 July 2009 in Defence White Paper • Aims to create opportunities for Australian industry in the global supply chains of multinational defence companies and their major subcontractors. – Offices or units within the overseas prime contractor or its Australian subsidiary are created. – These offices work with capable Australian companies to provide with contract opportunities that are internationally competed Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  12. 12. Global Supply Chain • Launched 1 July 2009 in Defence White Paper • Current participants – Boeing – Raytheon – Thales – Northrop Grumman – Lockheed Martin – BAE Systems – Finmeccanica Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  13. 13. Global Supply Chain Lessons • SMEs can be ‘Defence-ready’ and improve their capacity to participate in the global market by: – Ensuring they have: • current information on the goods and services they can deliver including cost estimates and pricing structures • long term business and investment plans which are well based, current and executable – Demonstrating: • strong control systems both for manufacture and delivery as well as for finance and personnel aspects of business • effective management of their own supply chains • continuous improvement methodologies – Understanding the business and requirements of the major contractors with whom they would like to work – Developing their ability to team with other suppliers to deliver requirements Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  14. 14. Let our customers do the talking “The GSC program has greatly assisted us to transition from the Australian market to supplying global prime contractors. The GSC program has also assisted us with guidance and training to present ourselves in the most positive way to overseas companies.” Mark Pezaro Business Development Manager Micreo Limited “We are more than happy for you to note Aerosafe’s support for the GSC program. Whilst it is still early days for our involvement, we do consider that there is significant potential for a company like ours.” Brett Worsley - Aerosafe Risk Management Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
  15. 15. Questions? Wendy Messer Director General Australian Industry Programs Defence Industry Division DMO wendy.messer@defence.gov.au Equip and Sustain the Australian Defence Force
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