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News | Sept. 30, 2020

The Preservation, Packaging, Packing and Marking team of DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas has earned the Frances L. Scranton Packaging Achievement Award

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs

The Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas Preservation, Packaging, Packing and Marking team was awarded the DLA Frances L. Scranton Packaging Achievement Award.

Through their dedication, attention to detail, and safety driven methods the team processed more than 67,000 projects to protect aviation assets valued at over $3.5 billion. Even as the size and weight of some of the materials required material handling equipment, all the projects were handled without incident.

In addition to packaging materials, the team de-packaged more than 16,000 assets valued at more than $1.2 billion. All completed incident free.

Working in conjunction with the Corpus Christi Army Depot the PPP&M team conducted new initiatives for the preservation and de-packing of rotary wing components at the point of production. While this effort required extensive training of team members in use of proper equipment and techniques, it also allowed CCAD workers to shift their efforts and focus towards returning assets from repairable condition to serviceable condition. The T-700 engine line at CCAD saw time reduction of 21 days after leveraging the core competency of DDCT’s PPP&M team.

As a result of their efforts warfighter readiness was increased and program costs were reduced.

The PPP&M team of DDCT continued their point of production efforts with CCAD by packaging all rotary wing main and tail blades to avoid the movement of bare items. The team would handle over 4,500 items and ensure these assets valued at more than $719 million were safely protected and handled without incident. It also saved an estimated 500 hours in labor.

Taking a proactive step towards ensuring warfighter support the PPP&M team at DDCT aggressively expanded their inventory of service packaging materials. This ensured the safe and timely delivery of assets to customers and reduced the overall discrepancy reports significantly. Their initiative to aggressively address packaging materials lead to the creation of custom in house built reusable materials that saved tax payers over $168,000.

The PPP&M team of DDCT demonstrated outstanding initiative, strong dedication to supporting the warfighter, and created outstanding customer relationships. Their efforts in earning this award are a great credit upon themselves and reflect highly on DLA.