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Pacific Northwest To Host ASNE Symposium, March 16-19

Logistical Technologies for the 21st Century" is the theme of the 1993 Annual Navy Logistics Symposium, an event coordinated by the American Society of Naval Engineers' (ASNE) Puget Sound Section, and scheduled for March 16-19 at the Red Lion Hotel in Seattle, Wa.

Viewing technology as the springboard for future systems, the work in the Integrated Logistics Support community is paving the way to greater use of automated tools, higher operational availability and reliability, and an increased emphasis on diagnostics.

The event marks the first time in many years that ASNE has held an event in the Pacific Northwest, and this symposium will combine the presentation of several papers on timely topics, with opportunities for open discussion to foster idea exchange.

The symposium gets into full swing on Wednesday, March 17, with the 8:15 a.m. Keynote Address by C. Geiger, deputy commander fleet logistics support, Naval Sea Systems Command. Session One, which is entitled "Future Logistics Issues," starts at 8:45 a.m., and includes papers on Global Environmental Compliance, Enabling Approaches of FCIM and RAMP, Logistic Challenges of NDI/COTS, and Spring for Successful Offshore Mission.

The luncheon speaker on day one is F. Goodell, director of continuous quality improvement, Boeing Corporation.

Session Two, entitled "Logistics Planning/Forecasting," starts at 1 p.m. and includes discussion of OHIO Class Maintenance and Material Forecasting and Application of Quantitative Forecasting.

The final session of the day, Session Three, an Interactive Tech Manuals Panel, includes coverage of IETM Overview and Status, IETM for Modernizing Ship Level Maintenance and Acquisition Strategies for IETM, and an ensuing panel discussion.

Day two, Thursday, March 18, starts at 8 a.m. with Session Four, entitled "Integrating Technical Information," which includes the presentation of six papers including Integrated Technical Data Management, The Expert System for Provisioning and An Integrated Outfitting Management System (ACTS).

Rear Admiral J. B. Greene, Jr., assistant deputy chief of naval operations (logistics), is the scheduled lunch speaker.

The conference wraps-up with a Session Five panel discussion, "Advances In Diagnostics," at 2:15 p.m. Topics for discussion include Maintenance Processor/Time Stress Device and Ship System Diagnostic Improvements.

Aside from the professional aspects of the ASNE conference, an array of activities have been scheduled to create an inviting social atmosphere as well.

Several tours and cruises have been arranged to allow attendees and their spouses to enjoy the area. Scheduled tours include a Sample Seattle tour, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, a Snoqualmie Falls/Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery tour from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, and a Tillicum Village Cruise and Salmon Bake for Thursday evening.

For additional information on the professional and social aspects of the ASNE Annual Navy Logistics Symposium, contact: Steve Seteroff at (206) 779-3235, Mike Knight at (206) 476- 2081 or Jerry Johnson, ASNE Puget Sound Chair, at (206) 660-5918.

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