News | March 14, 2016

Yokosuka’s JID Inventory Team awarded Commander’s Mission Impact Team of the Quarter award

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

The Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Yokosuka, Japan, JID Inventory Team, which includes 17 U.S. civil service and Japanese master labor contract employees, has been awarded the Commander’s Mission Impact Team of the Quarter award for first quarter, fiscal year 2016. 

“This team’s diverse and phenomenal skills have contributed to the operational readiness of the organization and the Agency in supporting the warfighter,” said Navy Cmdr. Brian Johnson, the distribution center’s commander.  “The team constantly volunteers to undertake new processes to support operational requirements, and is cohesive and resilient.”

The JID team made outstanding strides in accomplishing the newly-established Floor-to-Book Procedures.  They scheduled and processed more than 2,000 locations, and completed a kind, count, and condition check on each National Stock Number.  The team completed the locations in only 20 days, a total of 80 days before the required completion date. 

In addition, the JID team volunteered to perform a wall-to-wall inventory of all submarine stock prior to inspection, processing over 7,000 items.  They each volunteered to take training to be qualified to perform the inventories on these types of items, and concluded the inventories with a 100 percent accuracy rate in only two days.

“The JID team’s outstanding contributions and efforts ensured vital mission sustainment material was successfully inventoried with kind, count, and condition,” said Johnson.  “The warfighters throughout the world can be assured they will receive the correct material in the proper condition.  The great teamwork and flexibility of the entire team increased the confidence and solidarity for everyone involved.”