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News | Oct. 16, 2020

DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania’s Timothy Kosky is awarded the Edward Sweger DLA Distribution Systems Innovation/Automation award

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Timothy Kosky, maintenance branch chief at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, is awarded the Edward Sweger DLA Distribution Systems Innovation/Automation award.

Kosky’s leadership and consistently positive attitude were instrumental in multiple efforts and initiatives that saw vast operational improvement across the 1.7 million square feet of operational space at DDSP.

Kosky oversaw the first implementation of a new dimension and weight system to accurately prepare and ship small parcel material. This is the first “print and apply” system in the DLA Distribution system and a key step toward modernizing all distribution centers to deliver the best warfighter support.

Implementation of automation efforts, overseen by Kosky, were instrumental in freeing up the time and efforts of the DDSP workforce to focus on direct mission workload while automated guided vehicles moved material throughout warehouses.

Every possible area to leverage technological innovation to increase efficiency was on Kosky’s radar. He would oversee lithium-ion battery usage to increase material handling equipment capability, begin initiatives to extend battery shelf life and push for the installation of speed locks in the warehouse to enhance physical security.

Kosky’s dedication to the warfighter first and innovative attitude reflect highly upon himself and are an integral part of the DLA Distribution support as a whole. His actions toward increasing efficiency, reducing costs and innovative modernization set him apart in a class of his own.