As a logistics combat support organization, DLA provides logistics, acquisition, and technical services to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other federal agencies, and joint and allied forces. Services include procuring and distributing more than 5 million consumable items, such as rations, medical supplies and equipment, clothing and textiles, repair parts for land, sea, and air weapons systems and platforms, and fuel and energy services. Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, VA, DLA employs nearly 26,000 civilian and military employees, with FY09 business revenues of $38 billion.
DLA provides the military with everything from food to fuel and disposes of excess or unusable government equipment.
BRAC 2005 is providing DOD a significant transformation opportunity to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of logistics support to the warfighter. Through BRAC Supply and Storage, DLA and the military services are working to integrate the logistics supply chain by consolidating similar activities in support of industrial depot maintenance and operational deployed customers under one agency (DLA) and by shifting other activities to private vendors. BRAC consolidates depot-level reparable procurement management, consumable item management (except for exempted items), industrial supply, storage, and distribution (SS&D), and commodity supply contract management for all services within DLA. These changes have broadened DLA's role in DOD logistics and extended DLA's capabilities.
DLA's Defense Distribution Center (DDC) provides a wide range of services to America's military and first responders, including support for conflicts, natural disasters, emergencies, mobilizations, and other contingency operations around the world. DDC's 25 worldwide sites receive, store, and issue materiel including off loading cargo, processing and routing, inspection, classification, warehousing, packaging, and transportation planning. DLA uses both passive and active radio frequency identification technology throughout its distribution network to streamline processes and provide greater in-transit visibility of cargo.
DLA now employs its Enterprise Business System (EBS) across much of its supply mission area. In concert with the Distribution Standard System (DSS), EBS enables significant additional improvements in business process effectiveness and efficiency. An example is better enabling DLA demand and supply planners to perform their assigned responsibilities to collaborate...