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Maritime Logistics Community News : Autumn 2009
naVY SuPPLY nEWSLEttER autumn 2009 9 directorate of naval Professional Requirement BY CmdR LiSa BatCHLER, Ran CmiLt As you can see from the updates below, business continues at a rapid pace in the DNPR(E&L) shop. In addition to the activities that you will read about in this edition, we are looking at the way in which the Supply Community can prepare for the new capabilities that will be coming on line in the next few years. Two new classes of ship and improved systems for the management of Defence assets, service funds and human resources will all impact on the way in which we train and employ our Supply people to support capability in the maritime environment. These are exciting times… On the staff front, I would like to thank Jodie Wilkinson for her support of the SU PQ in the Staff Officer Professional Development (SOPD) role. Jodie leaves us soon for a position in the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and we wish her all the best in her new job. LEUT Mark Cohayney will be moving in as SOPD, and having been in DNPR(E&L) for over a year now, he should be well versed in the challenges facing our Supply Officers. For the first time since I arrived in this job, we now have all four WO category sponsor positions filled. This is important to the provision of category specific advice and support to reviews such as those being conducted into the crewing of new capabilities. Despite the budget constraints imposed over the past year, your cat sponsors continue to engage their constituents, making use of combined visits and video conferencing to get out there amongst our people. I hope you enjoy reading the Newsletter as much as we have enjoyed putting it together for you. Again, I will reiterate to you all the importance of putting pen to paper if you feel strongly about an issue – this is your publication and we need your input. FRom StaFF oFFiCER PRoFESSionaL dEVELoPmEnt By LEUT Jodie Wilkinson, RAN CPL CMILT Welcome to my final installment as SOPD. My time in this position has been both challenging and rewarding and I highly recommend all aspiring junior officers who enjoy strategic HR Management to incorporate SOPD as part of your career plan once you are Charge Qualified. Over the last two years I have been involved in all facets of SU & OPLOG PQ sponsorship and professional development. My duties have been varied; focusing on SU PQ recruiting targets out to 2018 and negotiating the transfer of a Supply position one day and vetting OPLOG PQ applications and management of SOAC course placements the next. Supply officer Continuing Professional development opportunities An opportunity exists for selected Supply Officers to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses facilitated by the Australian Maritime College (AMC) at HMAS CERBERUS. These courses are provided to upskill and educate Supply Officers through continued professional development and replace the vocational civilian certifications previously awarded. Successful completion of courses may provide entry into a post graduate course of study through AMC. The two week pilot program will include two intensive delivery units with a maritime logistics theme. Attendance is open to all Supply Officers who have achieved their Primary Qualification. Members will be accommodated at HMAS CERBERUS, travel and subsistence will remain the responsibility of the Member’s unit and course fees will be paid by DNPR (E&L). Look out for additional CPD opportunities including participation in an Advanced Supply Chain Management Program to be run in your location by the Industrial Logistics Institute and a subscription to the ‘Logistics Magazine’, coming soon. Supply documents A re-write of ABR 6289 Chapter 8 Annex O and the Supply Officer Career Handbook are almost complete with the intent of promulgating within the next 3 months. A new Defence Instruction (Navy) in the 30 series – Instructions to the Supply Officer is currently receiving the necessary approvals prior to requesting CNs approval. This is a lengthy process however it is hoped that the DI (N) will be out by the end of 2009. Professional alignment Renewal of AICD memberships will be sponsored for those members who have achieved GAICD status funded by DNPR (E&L). Please forward renewal notices to SOPD for action. For information on the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA), CILTA renewals, the Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) Programme and how to have your CILTA and CPL details recorded in PMKeyS please visit DNPR (E&L) website http://intranet.defence.gov.au/ NavyWeb/sites/DNPREL/ and follow the ADNPR (SU) link. FRom tHE CookS CatEGoRY SPonSoR By WOCK Craig Nickels Yet another Christmas and New Year has come and gone and another busy year commenced. Welcome back and I hope the break provided everyone with a chance to breathe, relax and recuperate. Firstly, congratulations to CPOSN Brading and CPOCK Leech who received an award for Best Article by a Senior Sailor in Navy Supply Newsletter. All Supply personnel are encouraged to submit articles to the Navy Supply Newsletter for publication. It is your newsletter, use it to articulate your