SAN JOAQUIN, California, Feb. 10, 2016 —
DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., Fiscal Year 2015 Deep Dive
Disposal Team has been named the DLA
Distribution Big Ideas Award winners in the “Small” category for the fourth
quarter of FY15.
team consists of Abelardo “Abe” Cabrera, activity equipment
program manager; Nyia Frisby, accountable property officer; and Bret Goodwin,
equipment maintenance manager.
The Distribution San Joaquin FY15 Deep Dive Disposal
Team has yielded tremendous results in equipment management optimization.
Demonstrating exceptional financial stewardship, the team’s resilience
and focus were critical to the successful execution of DLA Distribution’s FY15
Deep Dive goals to “right size” San Joaquin’s equipment fleet while still
maintaining its mission readiness in support of the Warfighter, said commander
Marine Corps Col. Keith Reventlow.
When DLA Distribution San Joaquin completed its move
from its Sharpe site and consolidated all stock and equipment at its Tracy site,
it was faced with the issue of determining which excess equipment had passed its
life expectancy and could be disposed of so that equipment replacement costs
could be eliminated from DLA Distribution San Joaquin’s assets record.
In April 2015, Cabrera began the process of reviewing
approximately 700 pieces of equipment managed in the Equipment Management and
Control System, line by line. Based on that review, he identified
36 pieces of equipment that met the criteria of excessive age, high maintenance
costs, or under-utilization due to excess quantity resulting from the Sharpe
move. Coordination then began with Goodwin and Frisby to develop
an action plan to begin pulling and staging the equipment for disposal.
Cabrera coordinated with San Joaquin’s senior
leadership and warehouse management team for the removal of the equipment and
the redistribution of the remaining fleet assets as needed to ensure mission
equipment priorities were not interrupted or handicapped. Once notified by
Cabrera to initiate pick up of the designated equipment for disposal, Goodwin
coordinated with San Joaquin’s on-site contracted maintenance service, who
oversaw the process of prepping the equipment for disposal while at the
the same time, Frisby was working closely with both Cabrera and Goodwin to
maintain meticulous disposal documentation for each piece of equipment being
disposed of in order to eliminate any delays during the disposal process. All of
this was accomplished by the team while they still managed their primary
duties. “Their professionalism and attention to detail
demonstrated their commitment to financial stewardship, effective resource
management, and dedication to ensuring DLA Distribution is audit ready,” said
continued, saying, “The team’s actions have had a significant financial impact
on the agency. The results of the team’s disposal actions also
contributed to the modernization of San Joaquin’s forklift fleet, aiding DLA’s
effort to modernize equipment across the agency.”