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Maritime Logistics Community News : Autumn 2010
4 NAVY SUPPLY NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2010 LEUT LUCY GAYLOR, RAN From the Editor's Desk Welcome to the autumn edition of the Navy Supply Newsletter with articles based on 'thriving in a changing environment'. I would like to thank LEUT Amanda Frape the previous editor for all the hard work she has done in producing a professional journal for the Community. The editorial board received an overwhelming number of articles for this edition on a wide range of issue and area's. I would like to thank all the authors who have submitted articles to this edition and would like to encourage others to contribute, particularly junior sailors. The newsletter is an opportunity for our community to showcase their professional and personal achievements, challenges and experiences as well as stimulate debate on more controversial topics. Your contribution is essential to make this newsletter an interesting and successful publication. There are also publisher prizes for the best article by an Officer, Senior Sailor and Junior Sailor as well as a 'best group' article. In this edition, articles with a change theme are abundant and include Lean -- strategic reform program for MHC's by CMDR Metzl, how Supply is the secret to NGN by Annabelle Hayward and an update of MILLIS JP2077 project. There are also updates from our regular contributors of Assistant Director of Navy Category Management (Supply) and the category sponsors, Deputy Training Authority -- Logistics, Chief Staff Officer (Support), Directorate of Sailor Career Management, Directorate of Naval Officer Postings and our Reserve Column. Do you foresee yourself taking some time off in the future? It might be for maternity leave, long service leave or conducting civilian schooling. If so, and you would like to stay in touch with what is happening in the Navy and Supply community, we offer a weekly email subscription called 'Keep in Touch' or KIT emails. Each week, I send out KIT emails with any relevant documents and notices such as List of Officers Postings/List of Sailors Postings and DefGrams to keep members up to date. This is also useful for members who may be posted to non-Navy units. If you would like to be added to this mailing list, please visit the Head of Supply Community intranet site http://intranet.defence.gov.au/navyweb/sites/HSuC/ under 'Supply Community Network' to subscribe/unsubscribe. Alternatively, if you do not have access to the DRN, please send your email address to NavySupply.Newsletter@defence.gov.au with the subject 'KIT Subscribe' or 'KIT Unsubscribe'. You can unsubscribe at any time. We are always interested in hearing about people in our community being recognised and rewarded for their efforts, and also about other events and activities that our people are involved in. If you have something of interest you would like to share, provide a comment on the articles or give any suggestions for improvement, then I encourage you to send in an article, preferably with a high resolution (at least 300 DPI) detached picture to: NavySupply.Newsletter@defence.gov.au. We also want to promote our community's achievements, therefore, if someone within your department receives an award or honour, please send an email to the editor with a photo, if applicable. Thank you for all your support as Staff Officer to Head of Supply Community and Editor of this Newsletter. Publisher's Prizes for Autumn 2010 edition Best Officer's Article: Supply Officers on Australian Submarines by SBLT Chris Clarke, RAN Best Senior Sailors Article: Sound the Bells ... by CPO Andy Maskell Best Group Article: Thriving in a changing environment -- The Navy continuous improvement program by the team at DNCI Best Defence Member Article: The Supply Secret to Success of NGN by Annabelle Haywood