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Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals (CLEP) Monthly Newsletter
Volume One Number Two
May 21, 2021
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In This Edition:
Letter From The Editor - CLEP Certification Program
Letter From the Editor for May 2021 CLEP newsletter. This LFE discusses the background of CLEP's lifecycle certification program and ongoing development.
Back to the Basics: Defining the Similarities and Differences of Business Logistics and Acquisitions Logistics
Jon Hatch opens a new blog series “Back to The Basics,” discussing the basic tenants of acquisition logistics as compared to business logistics. In his series kickoff he defines the…

Upcoming Webinar

Join Mr. Taylor Wilkerson for our next Lunch and Learn webinar on “Lessons Learnt in Supply Chain Management from COVID 19 Disruptions." Mr. Wilkerson is a Principal in the Health Systems and Strategy department at MITRE Corporation, with over 20 years of experience in public and private sector supply chain improvement and engineering. Outside of MITRE, Mr. Wilkerson is the president of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals Washington D.C. Roundtable and has served in leadership roles with the Penn State Center for Supply Chain Research and the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council. Click here to register.

Call For Papers

CLEP is organizing a symposium September 8th and 9th, 2021, 1:00PM to 5:00PM. We are looking for papers and presenters for this two-day event. If interested, please contact Dr. Gerard Ibarra at [email protected]

See Your Article Here

CLEP is now accepting article submissions on the topic of "Utilizing Reliability Tools to Improve Design" for the June issue of the Monthly newsletter. To submit an article, log into the CLEP website. On your "My Profile" page you will see the article submissions tool on the right side. Please have all articles submitted by close of business Friday, June 4, 2021, to be included in the June newsletter.

Monthly Topics for 2021

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If interested, please contact our VP Administration Jon Hatch at [email protected].

Technical Articles

This month's technical articles are reposts from the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) website.

Compliance, Continuity, and COVID-19
COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020 and a pandemic in March 2020. Whether an organization was well prepared for a pandemic or it had no contingency plan in place, business disruption and disaster followed. Department of Defense (DoD) program managers (PMs) and contractors face a dual challenge: (1) How do they ensure continuity in their programs before, during, and after a major disruption such as a pandemic, and (2) how do they do it remotely? This article discusses the importance of Continuity Management in both the public and the private sectors. Like the cyberattack threat, the pandemic threat will forever be real; and DoD’s response to it must be just as real.
Published June 7, 2021

Brian's Laws Part I
If you have been around defense acquisition since the 1980s, you may be familiar with “Augustine’s Laws,” first published in 1984. The following laws come from my diverse experiences during 40 years in defense acquisition, both in government and in industry. Like Augustine’s laws, they provide satirical insights but are all supported by factual and anecdotal evidence. Furthermore, as Einstein suggested, I will explain these laws in a simple manner so they are easy to understand.
Published May 17, 2021

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