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Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)

The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pa., has primary responsibility for providing supply support to US Navy forces worldwide. With a worldwide civilian and military workforce of over 9000 people, NAVSUP meets this responsibility by performing a variety of logistic services including supply operations, contracting, resale, information systems, fuel, conventional ordnance, transportation, support services, and security assistance. NAVSUP sets the policies, prescribes the procedures and evaluates performance in each of these areas.

NAVSUP's most important responsibility is the worldwide, integrated Navy Supply System, which gets the Fleet what it needs, where and when it needs it.

The Naval Inventory Control Point, with headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa., and consisting of two sites (Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Philadelphia, Pa.), along with six Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers (FISCs), are the major activities in this system. The Naval ICP exercises centralized control over 350,000 different line items of repair parts, components and assemblies that keep ships, aircraft and weapons operating. NAVICP also provides logistic and supply assistance to friendly and allied nations through the Foreign Military Sales program. The FISCs provide a variety of logistics support services and products to Navy and other military customers in their respective regions. These products and services include material management, contracting, transportation, fuel services, customer service, hazardous materials management, household goods movement support, consolidated mail services and supply consultation.

NAVSUP is also the designated Head of Contracting Activity for the Navy and the Navy Field Contracting System, which includes more than 70 contracting activities and nearly 700 purchase card activities. With contracting authority and technical policy guidance from the command, these activities annually contract for over $4 billion in equipment, supplies and services, making about 120,000 individual purchases. NAVSUP is also the program manager for the Department of the Navy purchase card program and its more than 41,000 users.

Under the umbrella of Fleet Support Services, NAVSUP manages a number of programs, including the Navy Food Service program, which prepares an average of 300,000 meals daily at 380 general messes afloat and ashore. NAVSUP establishes management requirements, provides professional guidance on nutrition, equipment and facility design, sponsors research for food programs, and supervises seven Food Management Teams that provide worldwide training and assistance. Other support services include the Navy Household Goods Program, moving and storing the household goods and personal property of Navy personnel; ATMs-At-Sea Program, ensuring Sailors have easy access to funds aboard ship; and the Postal Program, which provides policy for official and personal mail services at afloat and ashore activities.

NAVSUP's Navy Exchange Service Command is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., and includes the Navy Exchanges, Navy Lodges, Ships Stores Afloat, and exchanges aboard Military Sealift Command vessels. Sales exceed $1.8 billion annually and they generate over $40 million in profits that support the Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs ashore. The Navy Exchange System also manages the Navy's clothing program, providing both uniforms and specialized protective clothing to the Navy.

NAVSUP provides information systems support through its Fleet Material Support Office (FMSO). FMSO is the Navy's premier Central Design Agency with responsibility to design, develop and maintain information systems supporting numerous shore activities in the functional areas of logistics, transportation, finance and accounting, and inventory math modeling.

The Naval Ammunition Logistics Center (NALC) provides centralized inventory management and business systems development for all of the Navy's non-nuclear missiles, bombs, bullets, mines and torpedoes, a stockpile valued at almost $33 billion.

As manager of fleet fuel requirements, NAVSUP's Navy Petroleum Office operates ten major fuel depots and acts as technical advisor to Navy shore activities and afloat units on petroleum matters.

The Naval Transportation Support Center (NAVTRANS) fulfills NAVSUP's responsibility to handle the transportation of Navy material -- determining the Navy's requirements, funding them, and monitoring the carriers' performance.

Fitting Out and Supply Support Assistance Center (FOSSAC) provides Naval Forces and Other Federal Agencies with Quality Logistics, Engineering, Training and other Support Services, on a worldwide basis.

NAVSUP is driven by a strategic vision of "One-Touch Supply" -- where a single request by the customer activates a global network of sources and solutions. This action, like touching a key on a computer keyboard, initiates a series of intricate processes that are invisible to the user. The sole objective is prompt and efficient delivery. "One-Touch Supply" gives our customers the convenience and dependability they need and expect into the 21st century.




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