News | Aug. 5, 2020

DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, PPP&M Team wins Defense Department Packaging Achievement Award

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs

The Preservation, Packaging, Packing and Marking team from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas, received the 2019 Defense Department Packaging Achievement Award.

The DDCT PPP&M Team preserved and packaged 67,210 assets valued at over $3.5 billion and de-packaged over 16,000 assets in support of material release orders with a value of over $1.2 billion to provision industrial operations at the Corpus Christi Army Depot.

DDCT initiated a packaging remediation and compliance program that resulted in significantly exceeding enterprise goals for inventory accuracy. The box shop saved over $168,000 in the reutilization of packaging material and reusable crates. The team continued their initiative to pack and de-pack at the point of production with CCAD in four major shops in fiscal year 2019. These initiatives allowed CCAD employees to focus on the mechanical piece of production, ultimately reducing their production turn-around time for these assets.

In particular, the T-700 engines had an average improved turn-around time of 21 days. This is a huge win for CCAD, as it improves their ability to compete for major contracts regarding these assets. It’s also a major win for DLA Distribution as it creates increased revenue.

The packaging team also pursues operational excellence in support of audit readiness by establishing and completing all goals and milestones for standard operating procedure integration and compliance. Overall, the DDCT PPP&M team always strives to provide second mile service and their efforts exemplify DDCT’s mantra of “Warfighter Obsession” and being a “Life line to the Flight line.”