DLA Distribution Susquehanna cold chain packaging team has been named Mission
Impact Team of the Quarter for the first quarter of fiscal year
team successfully received more than 3,400,000 doses of this year’s seasonal flu
vaccine. They processed more than 2,300 shipments, equating to approximately
3,800 separate shipping containers. The team also managed the use of 27
refrigerated trucks to complete shipments in a timely and more cost effective
Measurements of the team’s achievements show that not one shipment was
compromised. Each shipping container requires explicit protocol compliance, and
is calculated out based on quantity of product, size of container required,
quantity of frozen gel packs, quantity of chilled gel packs, placement and
layering configurations around the product and insertion of a portable temp-tale
temperature monitoring device, along with consideration of their destination and
their ambient temperatures.
included in the teams processing is the timing and scheduling of the actual
carrier pickup and delivery. Each shipment is systemically tracked through
various carrier websites and concerns are coordinated with those carriers to
ensure timely delivery.
team members collectively have over 165 years of experience in all functions of
consolidation and packing. They provide specialized packing and certification
for all outbound shipments of material as required.
“Their teamwork and attention to detail in performance of their duties
has an impact both within Defense Logistics Agency and throughout the Department
of Defense,” said Bryan Ward, DLA Distribution Susquehanna supervisory
distribution facilities specialist.
12 person team includes: James Earp, Larry Rager, William Hursh, Jason
Marcocelli, Bradley Schmick, Gary Reid, Richard Markel, Rodney Conrad, Carl
Black, John Kanczuga, Harold Mueller and Marsha Wood.