The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB), in partnership with Lockheed Martin and its Center for Innovation, has formed a consortium of disaster relief focused organizations from the private, voluntary, governmental and military sectors to design, develop and deliver a joint humanitarian relief response exercise that will take place November 5-9 in Suffolk, VA. This multi-day exercise will simulate the response to complex disasters and immerse participants in a realistic, powerful learning experience. The exercise will focus on the planning, logistics, transportation, distribution, and other supply chain challenges to effective disaster response.
During the exercise, participants will discover innovative ways to improve logistics integration and intergovernmental, interagency, and international collaboration. It will involve approximately 150 participants from 50-60 organizations from the military, corporate, governmental, NGO, and international sectors. The exercise will involve both domestic and international scenarios in the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean basin.
The daily agenda will involve hands-on interaction that is both face-to-face and electronic, in order to respond to the dynamics of the exercise scenario. Exercise monitors will hold thorough debriefings to capture lessons identified and distill other key findings. The exercise outcomes will be a catalyst for change in the way the logistics community responds to disasters, especially those that impact the global supply chain.
Those outcomes will include new ways of improving cooperation and reducing costs in logistics, identifying supporting tools and technologies, guiding policy changes and preparing the participating organizations for their next response to disaster. **KF NOTE: This needs to be edited prior to go live as this was copy/pasted from invitation. **
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ALAN to Participate in Disaster Response Integrative Logistics (DRIL)
WINCHESTER, Va. , Sept.
18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) today announced that Cary Dunston , Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Logistics, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations. In this position, Dunston will assume leadership of American Woodmark’s operations, including sales and marketing, manufacturing and logistics, quality, product development, and purchasing. Kent Guichard , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The period ahead promises to be both challenging and full of opportunity as the housing industry begins to recover from the long recession and returns to its traditional place as a cornerstone of our economy.
This organizational change will position us to take full advantage of our hard work over the past six years in repositioning the Company and open up new possibilities as we look ahead.” Guichard added, “Cary has done an outstanding job of moving our manufacturing and logistics operations forward since joining the organization in 2006, including advancing our LEAN and Six Sigma programs, despite extreme market conditions. He has made important contributions to our overall strategy and our recent return to profitability as a critical member of the senior management team. I look forward to working with Cary as we continue to drive the Company forward.” American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets.
Its products are sold on a national basis directly to home centers, major builders and through a network of independent distributors. The Company presently operates nine manufacturing facilities and nine service centers across the country. Safe harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All forward looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors that may be beyond the Company’s control.
Accordingly, the Company’s future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, those described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Annual Report to Shareholders. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.
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