ECA NovLocal businesses heard firsthand how they can take advantage of supply chain opportunities in the defence sector, at a South Australian event recently. Andy Semmler, ASC’s Head of Australian Industry Capability, addressed attendees at the City of Playford’s Defence Industry Day 2022.

“Growing Australia’s sovereign supply chain is an absolute priority for us at ASC,” Semmler said. “ASC partners with more than 1,200 Australian businesses. Events like this play an important role in maximising the participation of local suppliers in the Collins Class sustainment program.”

The Sovereign Supply Chain Hub forms part of ASC’s commitment to increase the participation of Australian Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Collins Class Submarine Program and ASC’s future programs. ASC’s supplier selection criteria assist in ensuring the Collins Class fleet consistently meets the Royal Australian Navy’s requirements for quality and performance.

ASC has developed the largest, most complex and diverse supply chain operations ever required for the Royal Australian Navy. This has been achieved through its experienced supply chain team, accredited processes, market-leading quality assurance programs and robust and supportive partnerships.

With a commitment to maximising Australian Industry Content, ASC partners with suppliers to develop the nation’s sovereign capabilities, optimise security of supply, and deliver value for money to the Australian Government.

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