NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. –
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea hosted visitors from the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, providing a tour of the new warehouse facility at Camp Carroll in Waegwan, South Korea, March 17.
U.S. Army Col. Lisa Villarreal Rennard, then Lt. Col. Rennard, was the commander of the Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia at Camp Carroll when the new warehouse for DDDK was in the planning stages. Army Lt. Col. Corinne McClellan, DDDK’s commander, and Macy Ooka, DDDK deputy commander, invited Rennard back for a walking tour of Distribution Korea’s legacy warehouse and new upgraded facility while discussing the state-of-the-art equipment and innovative technological solutions and advancements scheduled for installation this summer.
The new equipment is one of several programs instituted by DLA Distribution throughout their 24 distribution centers worldwide. McClellan commented that the center’s equipment and information technology suite are part of DLA Distribution’s command philosophy to be the nation’s premier storage and distribution provider, making the agency more efficient and effective in its support to the warfighter.
While on the tour, Justano Newbold, DDDK’s chief of operations, walked Rennard through the center’s three major branches— the theater consolidation and shipping point, receiving and storage within the legacy warehouse. They proceeded to the new facility to discuss the future installation plan for modern equipment to include the hazardous material facility, virtual lift modules, first to second floor spiral conveyor carousels, voice activated picking systems, air lines of communication pallet lift systems and material handling equipment on the first and second warehouse floors.
The team concluded the tour with a walk through of the upgraded classrooms, where they saw new ergonomic furniture, office spaces and information technology suites that will increase efficiencies for the distribution center’s high- tempo operation.