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News | Aug. 18, 2015

Oklahoma City recognized with Global Distribution Excellence: Charlie E. Nye DLA Distribution Site of the Year

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Okla., has been awarded the Global Distribution Excellence: Charlie E. Nye DLA Distribution Site of the Year award for its support to DLA Distribution mission, effective and efficient use of resources and quality working conditions.

The Charlie E. Nye Award, named for the former DLA Distribution employee and DLA Hall of Fame inductee, recognizes superior performance at any distribution site having typical storage and distribution roles and responsibilities.

The team achieved an overall “green/blue” for all 13 of 13 DLA Distribution performance metrics in 2014. They also orchestrated the on-time delivery of more than 475,000 high priority material release orders and exceeded the on-time delivery goal of 85 percent by over four percent and the 24 hour goal by 25 percent.

Additionally, they attained a 99-plus percent rate for the timely stow of well over 290,000 warehouse put-away tickets. They also ensured over 20 depots in DLA Distribution received timely replenishments to support their customers.

The team improved customer support by reducing Z to A time from approximately three days to two days, a 32 percent reduction. Z to A time measures the time that elapses between when an Air Force craftsman repairs a component, and DLA processes a receipt, which updates the serviceable balance within the Distribution Standard System.

By managing the Air Force Comprehensive Engine Management System, valued at $6 billion, the team is able to skillfully receive, ship, move and store approximately 650 jet aircraft for eight weapons systems.

“Our team meticulously loaded and offloaded each engine with “zero” damage and 100 percent technical order compliance,” said Ned LaViolette, DLA Distribution Oklahoma City director.

In support of the DLA Director’s “clean the attic” initiative, the team picked over 13,000 disposal release orders and over 425,000 assets were shipped to disposal. This alone generated over 12,500 cubic feet of space for reallocation. Fiscal responsibility was key in returning nearly seven percent of the allocated budget to DLA Distribution headquarters.

Finally, the team was able to avoid a loss of $800,000 by salvaging and reutilizing 42 percent of the tools the Air Force was turning in to DLA Disposition. By deploying 16 additional tool boxes of reutilized tools throughout the packing branch, they were able to increase the operational workstations by 40 percent. This initiative resulted in a 20 percent increase in productivity.

“Our adherence to mission essential spending has helped save over $700,000 in labor costs,” LaViolette explained. “Our team’s efforts improved the distribution center’s operation support by continuously exceeding performance goals.”