Indian Navy Reviews Operational Logistics and Inventory Management
Indian Navy’s Annual Logistics Conference (ALC) was inaugurated at Headquarters, Eastern Naval Command on 09 November 2016. The two-day conference was inaugurated by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command and attended by Vice Admiral Jaywant Korde, Controller of Logistics, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence(Navy) and all the stake-holders from Naval Headquarters, three Naval Commands and Material Organisations of the Navy. With a theme of “Striving to Achieve Total Logistics Solution”, this year’s ALC deliberates the operational logistic imperatives for functional and maintenance issues of ships, submarines and aircraft of the Navy and formulate logistic roadmap for inventory augmentation to meet growing requirements of the rapidly expanding Indian Navy.
Delivering the inaugural address, Vice Admiral Bisht lauded the vital role played by the logistics planners in development of credible operational capability and to maintain the desired level of operational readiness of the Navy. He also emphasized on the need for transforming logistics processes to keep pace with the requirements of a blue water Navy.
During the course of the conference, important logistics issues pertaining to material and personnel logistics including inventory management had been deliberated. The conference also discussed issues related on the progress of e-Tendering and e-Procurement process in the Navy.