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News | Dec. 21, 2020

DLA, industry strengthen partnerships to support warfighters

By Dianne Ryder DLA Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic and other agency senior leaders hosted a Demand Forecast webinar Dec. 17 with leaders from 11 industry associations to discuss anticipated 2021 contract requirements on behalf of the military services and Whole of Government agencies that DLA supports.

Since 2018, DLA has held an industry day to provide corporate and supply chain demand forecast data to industry participants.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s forum was held virtually. DLA leaders requested that industry association participants disseminate the information to their members – which include many of DLA’s commercial vendors – so that the industrial base can best posture to meet the military’s needs.

DLA Logistics Operations Director Air Force Maj. Gen. Allan Day said 2021 requirements from the military services will likely mirror 2019 rather than 2020. He briefed participants on projected sales trends by supply chains including hardware; clothing and textiles; construction and equipment; medical and subsistence; and energy.

Over a dozen representatives attended from the Aerospace Industries Association, National Defense Industrial Association, American Petroleum Institute, National Council of Textile Organizations, American Apparel & Footwear Association, Coalition for Government Procurement, National Association of Manufacturers, SourceAmerica, National Defense Transportation Association, National Institute for the Blind, and the Professional Services Council.

A copy of the presentation can be found on the Demand Forecast page.