19 Sep 13. Northrop Grumman Corporation recently held its 12th annual logistics conference in Huntsville, Ala. The conference focused on increasing enterprisewide collaboration while leveraging investments to improve global mission readiness and affordability. More than 130 Northrop Grumman logistics professionals attended the event where conference presenters spoke on topics including talent, business processes, strategy and innovation, and the customer environment. Featured guest speakers from the U.S. Army included retired Lt. Gen. James Pillsbury, who served as deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Material Command and retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael Durant, author of the bestselling book, In the Company of Heroes. In support of transforming the total lifecycle of a military system for the next generation, conference participants learned the value that enterprise resource planning has on mission readiness.