DLA News Archive

Tag: innovation

July 5, 2017

SIDEBAR: Innovation Pilot Projects

The idea competition from DLA Information Operations resulted in nine ongoing pilot projects, aimed at improving the customer experience.

May 15, 2017

Maintenance miracle workers

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Mountain Home Air Force Base website — The Air Force Repair Enhancement Program here performs miracles all the time. Recently, the four-person shop repaired a $20,000 power supply headed for the trash by replacing a $5 resistor, the equivalent of fixing a $300 phone with an eight-cent paper clip.

March 31, 2017

New military positions connecting processes at FRC’s

From October 2015 through February 2016, Navy Lt. Traci Irby backfilled a position at DLA Aviation at the Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southwest in San Diego. Little did anyone know it would end up being the catalyst for the permanent implementation of military junior officer positions to be placed at each of the FRC sites DLA Aviation supports.

Feb. 22, 2017

Pelayo promoted to master sergeant

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Janet Pelayo with Defense Logistics Agency Aviation celebrated her promotion ceremony Jan. 31 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, with her family in an unconventional way

Feb. 22, 2017

Langley one of four AFBs to test bio-based grease

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Combat Command website — The 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight was chosen to participate in a 12-month long experimental testing of a new bio-based grease to lessen the base's impact on the environment.

Dec. 16, 2016

Thinking outside of the box: 355th LRS enhances deliveries using Wi-Fi

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base website — The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron devised a new method of tracking deliveries through Wi-Fi that has changed its efficiency of delivering supplies to more than 250 organizations.

Dec. 9, 2016

Marine Corps strives to be leaner, meaner, greener

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marines website — As an ongoing effort to be the premier self-sufficient expeditionary force, the Marine Corps is striving to make itself leaner, meaner and “greener” as it takes a look at energy use across the Corps, equating the efficient use of vital resources with increased combat effectiveness.

Oct. 24, 2016

Printing the future: MWSS-372 successfully tests 3-D printing in a field environment

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps website — A Humvee door handle might not seem like the start of a new era in the Marine Corps, but the Marines of MWSS-327 believe that this small piece of plastic is exactly that. Embracing Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller’s recent push for Marines to innovate, MWSS-372 is one of the first units to experiment with 3-D printing.

Aug. 22, 2016

DoD officials observe logistical innovation throughout II MEF

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the II Marine Expeditionary Force website — Top officials from the Department of Defense observed demonstrations of new technological equipment Aug. 17.

Aug. 1, 2016

Aviation Leader Commentary: Customer support specialists relentless in B-52 sustainment

DLA Aviation's customer support specialists are tireless and creative in making sure long-serving aircraft, such as the B-52 Stratofortress, are supported without delays.