AOS was invited to attend the Global Supply Chain (GSC) October Industry Forum in Sydney, Australia. The two-day programme was organised by the Office of Australian Industry Capability (OAIC) and the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and supported by engagement units from Boeing, Raytheon and Thales. It closed with an elegant Forum luncheon and afternoon presentations hosted by the NSW government.
The OAIC was established by DMO three years ago to help Australian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) connect with large international corporations. A primary goal was providing both parties with win-win opportunities by identifying collaborative opportunities, promoting the exchange of ideas and providing a better understanding of Australian industry capabilities. The Boeing Company was the founding corporate member, later joined by Raytheon and Thales.
AOS Group Project Manager Hasan Acar spoke to the after-lunch gathering of government, industry and SME representatives about the company’s experience with Boeing’s OAIC. “It certainly has strengthened our relationship”, Hasan said, pointing out initial meetings with Boeing at the AOS offices in Melbourne, followed by an Executive Program Managers’ Workshop at the Boeing Leadership Center in St Louis, and a Program Management Best Practices Workshop in Melbourne. Hasan concluded by saying he was very pleased with progress over the past 12 months and was looking forward to working with Boeing in the near future.
AOS would like to thank the DMO for their invitation to participate in the Forum and Ken Thomson and Terry Whelan for their excellent job as hosts.