One Defense Logistics Agency employee and three DLA teams received fiscal 2016 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards from the assistant secretary of defense for systems engineering at a July 18 Pentagon ceremony.
Value engineering analyzes cost, value and quality to improve DoD systems, equipment, facilities, procedures and supplies.
James MacStravic, performing the duties of the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, congratulated the winners in a memo. “This year’s recipients of VE Achievement Awards have executed superior VE-related efforts, providing more capability to the Warfighter through cost savings or cost avoidances, quality improvements, and efficiencies to the Department.”
DLA’s Value Management Program aims to reduce the cost of materials while maintaining or improving quality, reliability and function. In fiscal 2016, DLA saved more than $234 million through the program.
Winners were chosen from each DoD component in five categories: program/project, individual, team, organization and contractor. Special awards recognized applications or approaches that expanded the scope of value engineering. DLA’s winners were:
- Individual: James Dunlap (DLA Aviation)
- Team: Should Cost/Price Challenge Team (DLA Aviation)
- Organization: DLA Land and Maritime Value Management Program
- Special Achievement: DLA Aviation, Aviation Engineering Breakout Project