Acquisition and Logistics Study Centre (ALSC) is a registered business name (ABN 96 802 779 365), created several years ago as a vehicle for the publication of technical papers concerning the acquisition and through-life maintenance of major systems, eg, defence systems and light rail.

It also continues the work of Smart Canberra Transport (SCT) and CanTheTram Inc, material of which will be published on this website.

Along with ALSC, Smart Canberra Transport (SCT) is a registered business name, created in late 2016. Its primary purpose has been to analyse and report as a critic of Canberra’s light rail project. Its records of 82 fortnightly newsletters, issued over four years, were deposited in the National Library’s electronic depository (Neds) in early 2021. It will continue to comment of the light rail project.

SCT was formed as the successor to CanTheTram Inc, a formally incorporated entity, created in 2014 and disbanded October 2016. CanTheTram Inc was the principal anti-tram lobby in Canberra from 2014 through 2016. Historical records and documents of CanTheTram Inc were lodged with the ACT Heritage Library in early 2021.

From January through July 2020, ALSC undertook a detailed study of all aspects of global warming and the prospect of permanent climate change. A 240-page analysis and report was lodged with Neds in early 2021. This document in its entirety, its Executive Summary, an opinion piece and main conclusions, are also published on this site.

 The owner and publisher, Max Flint, is a qualified technician, engineer, logistician, with French as a second language. He holds the following qualifications: Apprenticeship Certificate (Instrument Fitter); Associate Diploma Electrical Engineering, RMIT; MSc (Logistics Management, with distinction), USAFIT; and the Diplôme approfondi de langue française (D.A.L.F). He is also a graduate of the Australian Joint Services Staff College (JSSC).

He retired from the RAAF as a Group Captain, with over 20 years’ experience as a maintenance engineering officer, after which he served as a director in the Department of Defence, followed by many years as a private consultant in logistic support of major defence-related systems – air, land, sea and communications.

His main disciplines as a consultant were in major capital equipment acquisition; Life Cycle Costing (LCC); cost risk analysis (including development of a cost risk algorithm); Integrated Logistics Support (ILS); and systems engineering.

Since 2014 he has been directly involved in the lobby against light rail in Canberra as a director of CanTheTram Inc and, since 2016, as the principal of Smart Canberra Transport, for which he issued a bi-weekly newsletter.

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