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Maritime Logistics Community News : Autumn 2010
BY CMDR BRUCE SHEARMAN, RAN CSC As a reminder, I am responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing the ongoing management of Supply Category aspects of the Navy Workforce Plan, and acting as the senior Primary Qualification Sponsor for Supply Officers and the senior Category Sponsor for the Cook, Steward, Stores Naval, and Writer Categories. This includes the formulation, development and review of the roles and responsibilities of each PQ/category within the Supply branch to deliver an appropriately skilled, educated and sustainable Navy workforce capability. I would like to acknowledge the achievements of my predecessor, CMDR Lisa Batchler. CMDR Batchler's efforts in the role have significantly improved all Categories of the Supply Community, and positioned us to be the 'employer of choice' within Navy. The recent receipt of the 'Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Excellence in People Development Award' has further solidified Navy's position as world leaders in workforce management. Currently, the Supply Community is in a relatively healthy personnel state. There are many contributing factors to this, not the least is the dedication and commitment that all of you have demonstrated towards the Community. I sincerely thank you for this, and ask that you continue to serve with the same enthusiasm throughout your next posting and beyond. We are fortunate enough to work in an environment that values input from all levels, and we are constantly looking for innovative and alternative solutions to the setbacks that arise, inherent in a dynamic organisation such as ours. My office always remains open to your comments and suggestions regarding your respective career continuums. If we all remain committed and focussed throughout 2010, we can be assured that the Supply Community will continue to maintain the world class standards in our respective specialisations that we currently exhibit on a daily basis. You should now be aware of the new category management structure within Navy, known as the Directorate of Navy Category Management (DNCM). The organisation will be further evolving over the short term future with a view towards including all RAN categories and Primary Qualifications. I urge you all to work closely with your Category sponsors to remain abreast of any structural changes that occur. Category Sponsors will be visiting your area at some stage during the year to facilitate this communication and pass on specific information relating to other initiatives and developments within the Supply Community. Looking forward, the Strategic Reform Program will be challenging many of our current or long held processes and procedures. I ask all of you to remain innovative in the workplace and open to changes that will have a positive effect on our Navy. You can rest assured that my team and I are committed to ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the Supply Community whilst ensuring you remain motivated, well trained and highly skilled. ADNCM (SPT) It is with great enthusiasm and some nerves that I introduce myself, having been in this position for approximately seven weeks. In this position, I seek to work through communication and partnership to achieve a quality workforce management output for the ADF, in support of Navy's mission to fight and win in the maritime environment. 8 NAVY SUPPLY NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2010 Ph: (02) 9624 4688 26 Prince William Drive, Seven Hills NSW 2147 www.hotco.com.au