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News | July 19, 2016

Million-tire milestone

DLA Land and Maritime - Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate

DLA Land and Maritime’s Tires Successor Initiative achieved a major milestone June 28 when a 16.00R20 radial tire sent to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, in support of the HEMTT retrofit program became the millionth tire shipped since contract performance began in January 2012. 

TSI provides worldwide support for tires to the U.S. military services and foreign military sales customers through its integrator, Science Applications International Corp. SAIC has filled over 160,000 requisitions while maintaining an on-time delivery rate of 98 percent.  SAIC is supported through DLA-awarded tire-supply contracts with approximately 20 different tire manufacturers and suppliers. Suppliers include large businesses such as Michelin North America, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and Pomp’s Tire Service, as well as small businesses such as B&S Transportation and Specialty Tires of America.

Although the millionth tire was shipped without much fanfare, James McClaugherty, DLA Land and Maritime’s acting commander, said, “The tires saga is truly one of the shiniest chapters in our Land and Maritime support history…bring on the next million!”

The program and contract are administered by the Strategic Acquisition Program Directorate within DLA Land and Maritime, with technical and logistics support provided by DLA Land and Maritime Land Supplier Operations. TSI will continue to provide support to DLA customers through September 2018.