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News | Aug. 24, 2015

Pearl Harbor’s Inventory Support Team named Team of the Quarter

By Emily Tsambiras DLA Distribution Public Affairs

DLA Distribution Pearl Harbor’s Inventory Support Team has been named Team of the Quarter for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015.

The team, comprised of members Robert Kirts, Sandra Nakamura, Susan Dela Pina, Matthew Hoapili, Grosvenor Catbagan, Ikaika Anderson, and Army Tech. Sgt. Suzette Green, displayed their determination, perseverance, drive and absolute “can do” attitude through notable accomplishments. 

According to Kirts, the team’s supervisor, the group embodied the “team” concept in executing inventory functions for more than 240,000 locations covering over 80,500 line items, including retail and wholesale materiel. 

Despite three newly hired employees, the team completed 68 percent of the wholesale annual location survey within two months, achieveing a 99.9 percent accuracy rate.  In total, the team conducted over 1,400 floor-to-book counts, increasing inventory accuracy across 35,000 line items.  Eradicating potential discrepancies across wholesale and retail stocks, the team boasted a 0.22 percent denial rate, almost 50 percent below the 0.4 standard. 

Finally, the Inventory Support Team revitalized the retail inventory program.  Conducting two direct material inventories and performing over 2,000 inventory counts, the team achieved a 99.7 and 99.4 percent accuracy, respectively.

“This team has woven itself into the fabric of DLA Distribution Pearl Harbor.  Learning the retail supply system, Material Access Technology, and the wholesale supply system, Distribution Standard System, the team ensured the accuracy of the supply accounts and laid the foundation for audit readiness,” said Kirts.