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News | Dec. 4, 2015

DLA Distribution hosts 87th Logistics Readiness Support Group

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Members of the 87th Logistics Readiness Support Group from MaGuire Air Force Base, N.J., visited Defense Logistics Agency Distribution on Dec. 3 to gain a general understanding of the distribution operations.

The group began at DLA Distribution headquarters with a command overview, highlighting DLA Distribution’s worldwide network, transportation coordination that the organization provides for all of DLA and specialized functions such as kitting and deployable distribution capabilities. Additionally, there was a discussion on how DLA Distribution utilizes technology to process customers’ orders, as well as how items are tracked throughout the shipping process.

Following the overview, the group had the opportunity to see the Eastern Distribution Center, the Department of Defense’s largest warehouse.  The group saw the organization’s key locations, including receiving operations, the Consolidation and Containerization Point, the high-rise storage and retrieval system, and the air line of communication pallet build area.

The 87th Logistics Readiness Support Group visit was part of DLA Distribution’s ongoing efforts to partner with warfighting customers to provide efficient, effective, and best value support.