If you’re an Australian SME looking to break into the defence industry or is looking for new opportunities in the sector please read on.
The Hunter Valley in NSW is a strategically significant region for Defence in Australia, poised to play a crucial role in the nation’s military future and the global supply chain.
You will learn what’s required of your business to become a part of the defence supply chain, and have the chance to network with industry leaders and prime contractors Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems defence force.
Defence prime contractors that are part of the Hunter Defence industry network include;
- BAE Systems
- Boeing Defence
- Lockheed Martin
- Northrop Grumman
- TAE Aerospace
- Varley Group (who recently won a contract to supply various modules for the Rheinmetall MAN high mobility logistics vehicles).
SMEs all over Australia have a major opportunity to contribute to the defence supply chain. The defence industry has been investing heavily in working with SME’s over the past few years, and if your business can supply any of the following capabilities now is the time to start getting defence ready:
- Design Innovation
- Finite Element Analysis
- Value Engineering/Analysis
- Systems Engineering
- System Integrators
- Research and Development
- Diagnostics and prognostics
- Failure Mode Analysis
- Advanced manufacturing
- Precision manufacturing
- Maintenance and Repairs
- Asset Management
- Fleet Management
- Weapons systems support
- Supply chain risk mitigation
- Integrated Logistics Solutions
- Capability management
- Project Risk Management
- Through-life sustainment
- AQF Accredited Training
- Military simulation training
- ISO/AS 9001/ITAF 16949
- Management System design
There are capabilities for Australian SME’s to fill in the defence supply chain and Hunter Defence can assist you in becoming defence ready.
The aim is to help SMEs progress from being ‘Defence Interested’ to ’Defence Ready’ – with potential to become and Advanced Defence SME or an industry Supplier of Choice.
Topics covered in the conference include the following:
- Identifying opportunities
- Prerequisites and participation policy
- Certifications and accreditation
- Procurement processes
- Security (ITAR, DSA, DISP etc)
- Tendering, bidding and sub-tendering
- Trade shows
- Advanced ISO certification
- Capability statements and gateway profiles
- Quad charts
- Advanced ISO certification
- Export controls
- Cyber maintenance and threat mitigation
During the conference, you will hear from some of QMS’ own clients, including Jeff Philips from Varley, Rod Murphy from R&R Murphy, and Tom Woods from TW Woods. We are proud to certify these businesses so they can provide valuable services to the defence force.
Get in touch with QMS today for any defence based compliance requirements and certifications. We are proud to have extensive experience in certifying companies to defence based certifications.