News | Feb. 17, 2016

Port Hueneme’s Foster named Employee of the Quarter

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

James Foster, a packer lead at DLA Distribution San Diego, Calif., at Port Hueneme, has been named Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Handpicked as lead packer during one of the biggest “bow waves” of calendar year 2015, Foster lead the packing of miscellaneous cargo and sustainment items in support of the National Science Foundation Antarctic research mission by providing distribution support encompassing the packaging of over 1,200 line items of general and hazardous cargo.

Additionally, Foster directed the manufacturing of over 500 custom pallets and wooden containers and building of over 1,100 fiberboard boxes for surface and air shipments to ensure that transported items were adequately protected from damage during transport.

While maintaining open lines of communication with customers to enhance organizational performance, accountability and customer satisfaction, Foster ensured the contracted service providers were indoctrinated with customer specific processes in order to ensure optimum customer service.

“Mr. Foster’s initiative, dedication and tenacity have enabled him to overcome obstacles, pressures and demands that would have derailed others,” explained John Crandall, DLA Distribution San Diego at Port Hueneme site director. “His vast knowledge of DoD and commercial protocol has contributed to our ability to formulate a recipe for success without degrading the service we provide to the customer.”