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Australia: DLT Program to Change Military Logistics

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(click to view full) Australia’s 2009 Defence White paper promised a number of programs, including an effort to rationalize the DoD’s storage and distribution network. The White Paper’s target involved consolidating 24 wholesale sites into 7, supported by 7 specialist logistics units, with slimmer overall inventory. In late 2012, Australia’s government moved to implement an A$ 752 million Defence Logistics Transformation Program (DLTP), consolidating 201 warehouses in 24 locations into 7 primary sites and 9 specialty sites. It’s a major change to an unheralded but fundamental element of military readiness. Secure storage, maintenance facilities, and other infrastructure will be built at: * Defence National Storage and Distribution Centre: Moorebank, New South Wales * Joint Logistics Unit (South Queensland): RAAF Base Amberley near Ipswich, Queensland * Joint Logistics Unit (North Queensland): Lavarack Barracks near Townsville, Queensland * Joint Logistics Unit (North): Robertson Barracks near Darwin, Northern Territories * Joint Logistics Unit (South): RAAF Base Edinburgh near Adelaide, South Australia * Joint Logistics Unit (West): Palmer Barracks and HMAS Stirling, both near Perth, West Australia * Joint Logistics Unit (Victoria): East Bandiana near Wodonga, Victoria Contractors aren’t clear yet, but there should be plenty of opportunities for firms around the country. The […]

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