Tag Archives: Defense Logistics Agency

DLA Uses Robotic Automation to Simplify Supply Chain Activities; Terra Nguyen Quoted

Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is using robotic process automation to streamline supply chain management activities and reduce employee workload. DLA Information Operations also uses a bot to process purchase requests and leases for thousands of devices, providing the agency's equipment management solutions team more time to perform other billing-related tasks.

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DLA Deploys Bot to Manage Lease, Purchase Requests; Terra Nguyen Quoted

Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations' equipment management solutions team rolled out a bot in Dec. 2020 to handle various lease and purchase requests. The bot processes requests from more than 53,000 devices used by DLA personnel, government and military customers. DLA noted it has billed over $1.5 million since the bot's deployment. 

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Brad Bunn to Assume Vice Director Role at DLA

Brad Bunn

Brad Bunn, director at the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) human resources unit, will succeed Mike Scott as vice director. Bunn will lead and oversee the agency's operations, strategic planning and resource management functions. DLA Director and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic said Bunn will bring his knowledge of the agency's mission, logistics, business and financial operations to his new capacity.

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DLA, GSA Address Issues in Export Transshipment; Perry Knight Quoted

Perry Knight

The Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) distribution arm concluded a year-long initiative to streamline supply chain operations and address the General Services Administration’s (GSA) challenges in transporting items that were halted at the shipping chain level. The effort resulted in the closing of $5 million in transshipment charges to the GSA as well as the identification of 84,000 items impacted by frustrated freight.

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Marine Corps Fields Rifle Suppressors Under Large-Scale Defense Logistics Program; Maj. Mike Brisker Quoted

M27 Rifle

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has begun the large-scale fielding of rifle suppressors as part of the service’s goal to deploy 30,000 of the small-arms components by fiscal year 2023. “We’ve never fielded suppressors at this scale. This fielding is a big moment for the Marine Corps,” said Maj. Mike Brisker, weapons product manager at PM IW.

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USTRANSCOM Eyes Study on Space-Based Global Logistics Ops; Gen. Stephen Lyons Quoted

Gen. Stephen Lyons

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) plans to start evaluating the feasibility of integrating space-based transport into logistics operations next year ahead of a point-to-point proof of concept exercise with industry and Department of Defense partners. USTRANSCOM is looking to address its doctrinal, statutory, diplomatic and organizational matters in its efforts to deploy commercial space launches for point-to-point logistics operations.

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DLA, GSA Officials Talk Supply Chain Mgmt Priorities

Supply Chain Mgmt

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has employed additive manufacturing and other techniques in its supply chain operations to support missions including the delivery of 10,000 face shields to health workers in New York City. Sly Ahn noted that the agency also used a “reverse logistics approach” to its missions beyond COVID-19 response. 

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USAF Concludes Tinker AFB Modernization Project; Joseph Cecrle Quoted

Tinker AFB Project

The U.S. Air Force wrapped up a $243 million modernization project that sought to augment energy efficiency and resiliency at Tinker AF Base in Oklahoma. "The ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification also satisfies the Air Force Sustainment Center’s Art of the Possible for continuous energy improvements," said Joseph Cecrle, energy manager at OC-ALC.

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Ellen Lord on Defense Industrial Base’s Health, Need for Appropriations

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, discussed the Department of Defense’s (DoD) efforts to track the status of the defense industrial base during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lord said the DLA and DCMA help track approximately 20,000 contractors that are working with the Pentagon.

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