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Navy, DLA Sign Warehouse Transfer Agreement

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Story Number: NNS100422-15
4/22/2010

From Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) signed a master memorandum of agreement April 6 to transfer a significant percentage of Navy storage and tactical distribution functions to DLA.

This Navy warehouse transfer (NWT) initiative utilizes the DLA distribution network to meet customer requirements and allows the Navy to concentrate on delivering global logistics services to fleet and joint operational units.

"NWT provides strategic opportunities to maximize use of the DLA distribution network, utilizes the distribution standard system to increase asset and intransit visibility, streamlines distribution processes and reduces transportation costs and overall Navy infrastructure," said Denise Parker, Defense Distribution Center (DDC) customer and supplier engagement chief and NWT program manager.

The partnership between NAVSUP and DLA was born out of a Navy Program Objective Memorandum 10 initiative to generate savings the Navy can use to build the future force. In leveraging this relationship, NAVSUP is seeking new ways to use its resources to improve current and future logistics operations.

DLA will assume responsibility for the warehousing and tactical distribution operations currently performed by the NAVSUP regional supply centers under Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers (COMFISCS), a major NAVSUP component command. Tactical distribution relates to the processing of materiel to include receipt, stow and issue.

Under the master memorandum of agreement, COMFISCS will transfer approximately 160 warehouses, representing more than 6.4 million square feet of warehouse space, and more than 500 personnel to DDC.

"This transfer of mission requires a concerted and coordinated effort between COMFISCS, DDC and the FISCs to complete," said Rear Adm. Mark Heinrich, COMFISCS' leader. "We will leverage our positive experience in executing the BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) law with DLA to make this transfer a success."

COMFISCS provides an array of integrated global logistics and contracting services to Navy and joint operational units across all warfare enterprises.
COMFISCS is also responsible for facilitating best business practices and efficiencies across the seven FISCs located in San Diego, Calif.; Norfolk; Jacksonville, Fla.; Yokosuka, Japan; Pearl Harbor; Bremerton (Puget Sound), Wash.; and Sigonella, Italy; and for optimizing the performance of base supply functions and standardizing levels of service across 11 regions and 77 Navy installations.

Comprised of more than 6,400 military and civilian logistics professionals, COMFISCS operates as a single cohesive team providing global logistics services from nearly 200 locations worldwide.

A component of NAVSUP, headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pa., COMFISCS is part of a worldwide logistics network of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel providing combat capability through logistics.



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