DLA Logistics Operations (J3) is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain management of the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) nine supply chains, providing logistics and materiel process management policy, guidance, and oversight while conducting continuous assessments of supply chain performance.  J3 integrates strategic, operational, and tactical perspectives, command and control functions for contingency operations, and adaptive planning in order to influence the logistics supply chain. J3 is the principal planner for DLA business operations, championing best business practices, Enterprise Business Systems (EBS), and value-added logistics solutions for the warfighter.  J3 oversees Operational Contract Support (OCS) and the daily operation of the Major Subordinate Command (MSC), and engages DLA HQ Directorates and MSCs to gather and interpret customer requirements for the Agency.  

In support of customers around the world, J3 serves to maximize readiness and logistics combat power by leveraging enterprise solutions.  To fulfill this mission, organizational elements aligned under the J3 include Operations and Sustainment (J31), the Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office (JCASO) (J32), Logistics Policy and Strategic Programs (J34), the Nuclear Enterprise Support Office (J310), and the Business Management Office.

DLA Logistics Operations News

Logistics data experts help fight against COVID-19
Tugboats assist USNS Comfort up the Hudson River as the hospital ship enters New York City. Federal, state, and local agencies provide a security escort for the patrol. Actions by logistics data experts at the Defense Logistics Agency’s Logistics Information Services will make it easier for the crew to acquire parts for ship. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Hupp)
April 7, 2020 - It takes a lot of supplies and many types of equipment to fight a pandemic. Recently, logistics data experts at the Defense Logistics Agency’s Logistics Information Services used their skills to help customers find materials they need to battle the COVID-19 virus.

Agency data still solving mysteries
Logistics data expertise from the Defense Logistics Agency recently helped investigators confirm a piece of wreckage may be from a Vietnam-era RF-4C Phantom aircraft like the two shown in flight during a Gallant Eagle exercise in 1988.
Jan. 23, 2020 - There are millions of items no longer used by the Defense Department that still have some value – that is the data about them still serves a purpose.

Agency employee becomes first woman to lead NATO codification
Elaine Chapman, Defense Logistics Agency Logistics Operations employee and new chair of Allied Committee 135’s Main Group, presents a plaque to the previous chair, Thierry Vanden Dries of Belgium after he turned over the chair to her in Reims, France, at the Main Group.
July 1, 2019 - While some prepared for summer to begin, Elaine Chapman, international logistics data program manager for the Defense Logistics Agency Logistics Operations, began her new duties as she completed her first official act as chair of the Main Group for Allied Committee 135 when she opened some codification training courses in Luxembourg.

DLA experts deploy to support NORTHCOM border mission
A soldier from the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade unloads engineering stakes near the U.S./Mexico border, December 2018. Courtesy photo
Dec. 17, 2018 - A team of DLA experts deployed to South Texas has been providing logistics support to U.S. Northern Command in its mission to physically strengthen the United States’ southern border.

Subsistence collaborates with industry partners to establish a transparent ingredient restriction process
Janine Samoni, strategic material sourcing group division chief with the Subsistence supply chain, speaks to a group of industry representatives. Samoni discussed DLA’s plans to collaborate with industry to establish a more transparent process to restrict ingredients in military dining facility menus.
Nov. 14, 2018 - DLA Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain plans to collaborate with industry partners in the future to establish a transparent ingredient restriction process.