2 edition of Defense Logistics Agency found in the catalog.
Defense Logistics Agency
1998 by The Office in Washington, D.C. (P.O. Box 37050, Washington 20013) .
Written in English
|Other titles||Process for selecting Defense distribution center site contained weaknesses|
|Statement||United States General Accounting Office.|
|Contributions||United States. Defense Logistics Agency.|
|LC Classifications||UC263 .U54 1998c|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||28 p. :|
|Number of Pages||28|
|LC Control Number||98147936|
Improve the quality of materiel and services. Yet, it was clear that the single manager concept, though successful, did not provide the uniform procedures that the Hoover Commission had recommended. In Marchthe agency re-engineered its headquarters to form integrated business units for Supply Management, Distribution, and Contract Management. The agency's new contract administration mission gave it responsibility for the performance of most defense contractors, including some new weapon systems and their components. The program management office needs to evolve from a coordinating organization to one that will drive the program. As a result, only 6 organizations, rather than 42, would report directly to the Director.
Throughout the s the agency continued its effort to eliminate managerial and stockage duplication, reducing overhead costs. Until the mids, the demand for food was largely for non-perishables, both canned and dehydrated. External Policy Guidance There are doctrinal and policy issues that warrant policy guidance directives by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Under a Defense directive approved by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Supply and Logistics, the Secretary of Defense would formally appoint one of the three service secretaries as single manager for selected group of commodities or common service activities.
Inthere were seven supply systems in the Army, plus an Air Technical Service Command, and 18 systems in the Navy, including the quartermaster of the Marine Corps. Improve the readiness of peacetime forces. In April Secretary Cheney directed that all the distribution depots of the military services and DLA be consolidated into a single, unified material distribution system to reduce overhead and costs and designated DLA to manage it. Virgin Islands After much debate among the service chiefs and secretaries, on August 31,Secretary McNamara announced the establishment of a separate common supply and service agency known as the Defense Supply Agency DSA. But inthousands of portable walk-in, refrigerated storage boxes filled with perishable beefeggsfresh fruits and vegetables began arriving in Vietnam, a logistics miracle.
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The act created the Munitions Boardwhich began to reorganize these major supply categories into joint procurement agencies. Passage of the National Security Act of prompted new efforts to eliminate duplication and overlap among the services in the supply area and laid the foundation for the eventual creation of a single integrated supply agency.
The results far exceeded these expectations. We also support DLA's decision to start this program by examining how the agency should change to improve the efficiency and performance of its mission using contemporary information processing technology and integral telecommunication networks.
Major revisions included a change in reporting channels directed by the Secretary of Defense which placed the agency under the management, direction, and control of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, and Logistics.
The EMALL electronic mall approach to ordering supplies was developed inbefore many organizations were using the internet for electronic commerce.
Bythe agency had expanded from an agency that administered a handful of single manager supply agencies to one that had a dominant role in logistics functions throughout the Defense Department. Louis were disestablished. Early history, —[ edit ] The pressure for consolidation continued.
DLA also supports redeployments, including conducting battlefield cleanup such as removing equipment and debris and even hazardous materials. The Defense Supply Agency was tested almost immediately with the Cuban missile crisis and the military buildup in Vietnam.
After the war, the call grew louder for more complete coordination throughout the whole field of supply—including storage, distribution, transportation, and other aspects of supply.
Responsibilities for subsistence management were expanded in and with improvements required in the current wholesale management system and the assumption of major responsibilities in the DOD Food Service Program. In Julythe second Hoover Commission recommended centralizing management of common military logistics support and introducing uniform financial management practices.
The next decade was a period of continued change and expanded missions. But inthousands of portable walk-in, refrigerated storage boxes filled with perishable beefeggsfresh fruits and vegetables began arriving in Vietnam, a logistics miracle.
Integrate decisions by inventory managers on order quantities with procurement decisions of buyers to systematically exploit scale economies in procurement. Improve the readiness of peacetime forces. As the move to consolidate Defense contracting progressed, a congressional report in recommended centralizing the disposal of DOD property for better accountability.
To download, please click here. To avoid having Congress take the matter away from the military entirely, DoD reversed its position. For disasters affecting other countries, DLA primarily supports the U.
Coast Guardand others. Specifically, they closed two of the five contract management districts and Defense Electronics Supply Center.
In April Secretary Cheney directed that all the distribution depots of the military services and DLA be consolidated into a single, unified material distribution system to reduce overhead and costs and designated DLA to manage it.
As with any large program, risks accompany opportunity. This should help reduce development risks and the disruption caused by change without overburdening the agency's limited technical and management resources.
During andthe agency's responsibilities extended overseas when it assumed responsibility for defense overseas property disposal operations and worldwide procurement, management, and distribution of coal and bulk petroleum productsand worldwide management of food items for troop feeding and in support of commissaries Other subprojects could be set up to develop a DLA-wide technical architecture, decision-support system, data base, data elements, or communications infrastructure.
To date, most of our effort has involved reviews and analysis of existing operations, automation systems, organizational structure, and "plans-for-planning.
Improve responsiveness to customers. Closer to home, the agency supported relief efforts after Hurricane Andrew in Florida and Hurricane Marilyn in the U.The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a US Department of Defense (DoD) defense agency. The DLA Director reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics through Location: Fort Belvoir, VA.
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