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DLA Looks to Bolster Spare Parts Network Amid Supply Shortage

NGENGlobeThe Defense Logistics Agency wants to build up its legacy parts data warehouse in order to address the supply shortage from various contractors, Defense Systems reported Tuesday.

The logistics agency intends to connect data about old components and material scarcity through web-based applications under the Diminished Manufacturing Sources Shared Data Warehouse program, according to the report.

That program aims to sustain the Defense Department’s weapon systems by identifying reusable old parts in case manufacturers cease production of resources the department still needs, the report says.

Military planners have been facing deficiency in rare earth materials for the electronic parts of weapon systems and in the supply of processors from manufacturers that have moved to Asia, Defense Systems reports.

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has worked on the the data warehouse project since its inception in the late 1990s.

The Federal Aviation Administration has also faced diminishing source of components for its air traffic control radars, according to the publication.

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