09 July 2013, London, UK: Supreme Group, a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions in challenging environments around the world, will highlight the new concepts in the Total Support Force model and contractor expeditionary logistics during DSEI 2013, the defence and security exhibition being held at ExCel London from September 10 – 13, 2013.
A Total Support Force should be capable of deploying and operating with fully integrated support capabilities derived from a pre-planned mix of military (both regular and reserve) and contractors. By combining these respective strengths and expertise, military operations will benefit from operational effectiveness and efficiencies.
“This is about both being at least as effective and more efficient, whilst allowing the military to focus on what it does best and enabling industry to do what it does best,” said Major General (Ret) Jeff Mason, Supreme’s Commercial Director for Europe and the Commonwealth. “It is about creating a seamless link between the home base and deployed operations, so there are no operational gaps in-theatre. For instance, allowing contractors to operate contracts on the home base and then deploying those same teams to theatre creates an unmatched level of operational efficiency and familiarity with operating processes. Although the Total Support Force concept has been floated for several years, there are interesting new developments and examples that we will be sharing during DSEI.”
Press Release: Supreme Group to highlight new concepts in Total Support Force and contractor expeditionary logistics at DSEI 2013
"Supreme’s solution, in concert with our partners, provides a scalable capability that can grow and evolve to meet the tempo and requirements of ISAF forces during the next 18 months, when redeployment and retrograde activities gain momentum."