Defense Logistics and Materiel Readiness Summit

“Maintaining Support for Continued Global Operations”


DSI’s Defense Logistics and Materiel Readiness Summit is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This Summit will focus on increasing efficiency across the supply chain to maintain operations in a fiscally austere environment.



Previous DSI Logistics Speakers Included:

  • *Sue Dryden, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness

  • *John Johns, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs

  • *Gary Motsek, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Program Support

  • *VADM Keith Lippert, USN (Ret), Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture National Security Services

  • *Dr. Steven Butler, SES, Executive Director, Air Force Materiel Command

  • *RADM Kathleen Dussault, USN, Director of Logistics Programs and Corporate Operations, OPNAV N41

  • *MajGen Charles Hudson, USMC, Commanding General, Marine Corps Logistics Command
  • Why Should you Attend the Summit

  • Today’s armed services and defense agencies are faced with continued and globally dispersed operations. The necessity for materiel readiness and reliable logistics support are critical to maintaining the effectiveness and safety of our Armed Forces.
  • Across the Logistics community the challenge exists to sustain forward operating Commands and Organizations with limited resources. Policy leaders are working diligently to create strategies that address the warfighter’s needs and tasking Defense Support Agencies to do more with less. Logistics has evolved significantly since initial operations began in Iraq and Afghanistan. Efficient use of resources and process improvement technologies are no longer simply prudent, but necessary for continued sustainment. Everything from the precise mobility of personnel and materiel to extended asset tracking at forward bases must be leveraged to meet the needs of the Department.
  • DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the logistics community from Defense Support Activities, Operational Leaders, key policy-makers, solution providers from Industry and Academia. Our non partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Key topic areas of discussion will include:

DSI’s Defense Logistics and Materiel Readiness Summit allows for civilian and military personnel across the spectrum to address the means for enabling stable logistics support and materiel readiness:  
  • Key areas this symposium will address: 

    • - Solutions for supporting the warfighter and continued operations in a period of financial austerity
    • - Ensuring Combatant Commander Readiness across the globe
    • - Maintenance policy in support of affordable solutions across the supply chain
    • - Systems innovations to reduce manpower requirements
    • - Life cycle management solutions and PBL to improve affordability
  • - The critical role of the Defense Industrial Base
  • At our Summit you will have the ability to:
  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing logisticians today.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies related to transportation, maintenance, and process improvement.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and will receive a pre-Summit questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.