Andy Saccoia is a Royal Australian Navy Veteran having served 7 years as a Maritime Logistics – Supply Chain Sailor. His Navy career which included a deployment to the Middle East Area of Operation – in support of Operation Manitou in 2014 and three postings onboard HMAS Ships Huon, Kanimbla and Parramatta where he developed his knowledge of supply chain management, procurement, warehousing, and logistics. Andy’s military experiences enabled a smooth transition into Industry with his extensive knowledge of Defence’s Supply Chain Management procedures and policies, the RAN’s Ships Inventory Management System (SLIMS) and the Defence Inventory Management System – MILIS provided pathways into NSSG Project positions. A confident and competent Supply Support Manager, Andy is now developing his Project Management skillset to further develop his expertise and delivery to future Defence requirements.

Andy is proud to be acknowledged as JY Australia’s first Consultant and a major part of our company’s success. Joining JY Australia in 2018, Andy was contracted to support as the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) lead to support the outfitting of the Shipboard Allowance List (SAL) for the newly commissioned HMAS Brisbane within the Air Warfare Destroyer CASG PMO. Hopeful this start with JY Australia would lead to career development opportunities, he quickly developed his consulting skills and enhanced his reputation as a reliable and competent ILS Operator. Andy’s next role at the Naval Construction Branch in SA supported the DDG Supply Chain Establishment Project. The project’s outcomes secured the supply chain for the DDGs and incorporating the supply of Good and Services, ensuring firm pricing and lead-times. This will facilitate future forecasts, de-risking the inoperability of the RAN’s most lethal assets. Andy currently supports Project SEA4000 Phase 6 within the Maritime Integrated Warfare Systems (MIWS) Branch.

A motivated professional with a determination to develop his skillset, Andy has completed a Diploma of Logistics and Project Management since joining JY Australia and has now begun a Master’s of Project Management utilising his professional development allowance. Andy’s growing capability will continue to support Defence’s growing requirement into the future.