DLA Logistics Operations is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain management of DLA’s nine supply chains, providing logistics and materiel process management policy, guidance, and oversight while conducting continuous assessments of supply chain performance. Logistics Operations integrates strategic, operational and tactical perspectives, as well as command and control functions for contingency operations and adaptive planning to influence the end-to-end logistics supply chain. Logistics Operations is the principal strategic, operational and tactical planner for DLA business operations, championing best business practices, the Enterprise Business System and value-added logistics solutions for warfighters. The directorate oversees DLA support to the Nuclear Enterprise, operational contract support, the daily operation of DLA’s field activities, and engages DLA directorates and field activities to gather and interpret customer requirements for the agency.

In support of customers around the world, DLA Logistics Operations maximizes readiness and logistics combat power by leveraging enterprise solutions. To fulfill this mission, organizational elements aligned under the directorate include the Operations Executive Directorate, the Mission Support Executive Directorate, the Logistics Policy and Strategic Programs Executive Directorate, the Nuclear Enterprise Support Office, the Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office, and the Business Management Office.

DLA Logistics Operations News

DLA Distribution supports Hurricane Florence recovery efforts
DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams and Navy Rear Adm. Kevin Jones, commander, DLA Distribution, visit with Army Corps of Engineers representatives at Fort AP Hill, Virginia. (Photo provided by Fort AP Hill Public Affairs)
Sept. 18, 2018 - With the news that Hurricane Florence, a predicted Category 4 hurricane, was fast approaching the United States eastern shore, notably North and South Carolina, DLA Distribution team members were prepositioned and fully prepared to assist FEMA and the U.S. Northern Command with recovery efforts.

A Conversation with ... David Kless
David Kless, DLA executive director for operations.
Sept. 1, 2018 - DLA’s executive director for operations discusses the agency’s increasing global mission supporting the military services and other federal agencies.

Newsletter offers latest DLA R&D news
The latest R&D news from DLA is a click away, in The Innovator newsletter. (Graphic by Paul Crank)
Aug. 10, 2018 - The July-August issue of The Innovator newsletter is now available, with articles and information on DLA Research and Development projects, updates and upcoming events and activities.

Larry Glasco: Customer relationship pioneer
Larry Glasco's focus on Customer Relationship Management and accomplishments while working in DLA’s Logistics Operations directorate earn him a place in the DLA Hall of Fame
July 25, 2018 - Understand the customer’s needs in advance, then make sure the agency is positioned to support them. This sentiment is at the core of Larry Glasco’s work and is the driving force behind his place in the Defense Logistics Agency Hall of Fame.

Davis makes the grade, earns Hall of Fame induction
Donna Davis played a key role at DLA's creation of the Enterprise Business System, as well as its R&D efforts. Courtesy photo; graphic by Paul Crank.
July 23, 2018 - Donna Davis, long regarded as a jack of all trades and tenacious leader, now joins the ranks as one of the Defense Logistics Agency’s 2018 Hall of Fame inductees.