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Nov. 17, 2021

Behind the scenes work safeguards hardware transition

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Planning Directorate employees were busy over the last year as DLA began standing down its industrial hardware supply chain and moving item management of almost half a million parts to DLA Aviation and to DLA Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio.

Oct. 5, 2021

DLA stands down industrial hardware supply chain, moves half a million items to DLA Aviation

For the last year, the Defense Logistics Agency has been preparing to phase out one of its nine supply chains, the industrial hardware supply chain. Dissolving the supply chain aligns those items more closely with the appropriate supporting activities while driving efficiency and cutting costs.

Oct. 1, 2021

Industrial Hardware realignment brings strength, resilience of team to DLA partners

Although the Industrial Hardware supply chain was officially disestablished by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia effective October 1, the talent and energy of the workforce that managed the 937 thousand items remains unchanged. The warfighter support for hardware continues through other DLA offices, and the energy and talent of more than 400 employees is shared throughout the organization.

Sept. 22, 2021

Realignment of industrial hardware procurement to streamline support, yield savings

Transfer of the industrial hardware supply chain from Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support to DLA Aviation and DLA Land and Maritime is expected to better align weapons system support and enable the agency to support growing missions of other defense and federal agencies.

Dec. 4, 2020

Hardware team shares skills, culture to support COVID-19 demand areas

How can I help? A simple question, but one that speaks to character. It’s exactly the question that the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Industrial Hardware team proudly asked to support their partners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, they managed to maintain a two-year trend of improved warfighter support in the process and brought their enthusiastic attitudes to the other high-performing supply chains, Air Force Col. Adrian Crowley, Director of IH, said.

April 22, 2020

Mindfulness techniques help employees maintain resilience in stay-at-home environment

An event by DLA Troop Support’s Resiliency and Education for Achievable Careers and Health Program shared mindfulness and resilience practices to help employees manage stress and challenges while teleworking.

Feb. 21, 2020

Wellness program helps build teams, improve workplace culture

A new program featuring monthly “Wellness Wednesdays” is in full swing at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support. Started in partnership with the Industrial Hardware Culture Improvement Team and IH employee Megan Ward, the program aims to improve workforce culture through monthly meetings focused on a variety of wellness tips and techniques shared by fellow employees.

Feb. 7, 2020

Medical, IH teams face off in CIT event

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical and Industrial Hardware supply chain Culture Improvement Teams sponsored a trivia-based event promoting cross-functional integration between employees.

Feb. 5, 2020

Hardware employees share knowledge to improve communication, processes

Employees at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Industrial Hardware supply chain established a “best practice team” consisting of handpicked members who are standardizing cross-functional communication and better streamlining operations across IH workflows.

Jan. 6, 2020

Committing to health: Tips for workplace wellness

Megan Ward, a purchasing agent in Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Industrial Hardware supply chain, provided her expertise as a certified holistic health consultant, health coach, yoga instructor and personal trainer to talk about why and how a holistic approach to wellness can benefit employees.