DLA News Archive

Tag: efficiency

Oct. 23, 2023

Commentary: World War II developmental, formative for first 5 DLA directors

When the Defense Supply Agency became the Defense Logistics Agency in 1977, it marked the end of an era. For a decade and a half, agency directors had based organizational and operational decisions on their World War II experiences.

June 27, 2023

DLA to undergo DOD quadrennial review

A DOD-led review will assess whether DLA meets its chartered mission efficiently and effectively. Possible focus areas include contingency demand planning, depot-level reparables and warehouse utilization.

Feb. 24, 2022

New Industry Engagement Plan maintains DLA’s focus on strong partnerships

Enabling and supporting a secure defense industrial base remains a DLA priority according to an updated Industry Engagement Plan that outlines five focus areas expected to facilitate better acquisition outcomes.  

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.

Feb. 11, 2021

Software bot adoption adds efficiencies to DLA processes

Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations is improving accuracy, cycle time and productivity in supply chain management practices through software bots.

May 8, 2019

Consolidation of supply functions under DSA brought efficiencies, cost savings to DoD logistics

When Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara created the Defense Supply Agency in 1961, the military services understood there were efficiencies to be gained in commodity management.