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News | Jan. 14, 2019

Susquehanna’s Davis named DLA Outstanding Employee with a Disability

By Distribution Public Affairs

As part of the DLA Equal Employment Opportunity Awards during DLA headquarters’ 51st annual employee recognition ceremony Dec. 13, Sally Davis, distribution process worker at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, was named DLA Outstanding Employee with a Disability.

DLA director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams, along with Distribution’s commanding officer Navy Supply Corps Rear Adm. Kevin Jones were on hand to present the award at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Davis works in the distribution center’s Eastern Distribution Center Packing/Outloading (PACOUT) branch where she processed over 4,000 error-free Material Requisition Orders weekly in fiscal year 2017.

According to her supervisor John Northrup, Davis demonstrated superior performance in following all safety guidelines, with zero incidents in all measured safety case rates for more than three years.  “She encouraged others to follow her lead, resulting in a decreased case rate for the PACOUT Branch in all three major areas.”

She also recommended several process improvement recommendations, such as identifying required packing materials for her area and restructuring the material placement layout for more efficient operations, resulting in a savings of approximately $100,000 in labor costs.

Using keen initiative and resourcefulness, Davis identified over 2,500 misdirected shipments on the EDC conveyance system.  She formulated a solution, working with other organizations to ensure misrouted shipments were directed to the correct destination.

“Ms. Davis’ thorough grasp of all facets of her position and ‘can-do’ attitude makes her an invaluable asset to this organization,” said Northrup.