Last week TVS SCS were proud sponsors, and exhibitors of, DVD 2016; a major event in the UK defence calendar for all those involved in UK Land Forces equipment and support. TVS were among 250 Defence industry exhibitors, showcasing everything from equipment to innovative technology and support solutions that might meet the future Land equipment requirements.
DVD was the ideal opportunity for us to promote TVS’ integrated supply chain solutions, which are already making substantial cost reductions for the UK MoD and a number of Defence Prime Contractors.
The event was hugely successful with the stand attracting various MOD representatives, such as senior Army Officers responsible for developing logistics strategy and managing operational supply chains, and senior Commercial Managers. We were also able to spend time with senior colleagues from other Defence organisations discussing potential new business opportunities.
The main theme of this year’s DVD was the development, modernisation and sustainment of Army capability in the context of current and future global challenges and the need for continuous adaptation. DVD enables Industry to engage with staff from the capability development and equipment management branches at Army HQ, as well as with MOD Defence Equipment and Support procurement and supply chain teams, with the aim of building strong working relationships across the defence sector
Discussions focussed around;
- Innovation: Due to the need for UK armed forces to have a much more flexible approach to global operations, coupled with domestics economic challenges, they are adopting a much more collaborative approach with industry and potential commercial partners and are therefore more open than ever before to listen to, and adopt innovative ideas and approaches from industry.
- International Thinking: Exporting the UK defence capability overseas - an initiative already familiar with TVS who are already established as a supplier within the Indian MoD.
- Efficiency: Another key theme of DVD, and how industry now has opportunities for further engagements with MOD: The Head of the Army General Nick Carter, Chief of General Staff (CGS) cited the aim to adopt a US approach of 3:1 contractors to military personnel in support roles, with the objective of creating efficiencies within Army and also adopting efficient methodologies honed within industry.
Thank you to all those who visited us at DVD 2016. The next big date in the diary for the defence team is DPRT - the Defence Procurement and Industry Supply Chain Event in Cardiff, March 2017. In the meantime, if you would like more information, please contact Business Development Director, Paul Kettle.