A group from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Supply Chain Management, including Lynn who is editor of the FTD magazine, were invited to find out.
The Devonport Naval Base – HMNZS Philomel – is the home of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), where it hosts training and support services for all its ships and personnel, including engineering facilities. The Naval Supply Depot is also located at the base which houses the Supply Chain Group to support the material requirements for ship operations.Students past and present of the University of Auckland’s Centre for Supply Chain Management enjoyed a tour of the Royal NZ Navy Supply Depot late last year
Commander Julie Simpkins took over the role of logistics and supply chain manager in August last year following a diverse career in the RNZN dating back to 1989, including land and sea experience plus several overseas postings. She says the role of logistics within the RNZN is to ‘deliver today, shape tomorrow’.