Maritime Industry Support

Strong relationships with our Defense Department and industry partners are vital to DLA’s mission. In the coming years that insightful engagement will allow DLA to anticipate and meet the demands of the diverse and constantly changing circumstances our warfighters face. Our knowledge about their strengths, challenges, and priorities, helps us make informed decisions in the development and delivery of the right solutions. This increased communication benefits DLA, our industry partners, Defense Department, and, above all, warfighters. 

Our work with industry allows us to understand cost drivers, makes contract execution easier, and enables more efficient and effective production and acquisition methods. The increased understanding we gain through regular meetings and conferences, as well as day-to-day communications, lets us address concerns and leverage the knowledge gained, engage in information-sharing, and improve support both before and after contract award.

Maritime Supplier Operations

DLA Maritime Supplier Operations is one of eight materiel supply chains within DLA and provides acquisition management of almost 1.5 million consumable items that are integral to the operations and maintenance of a variety of weapons systems affecting customers in all the Military Services. Commodities managed range from microcircuits and electron tubes to flexible hose, pipes and tubing, valves, pumps, and compressors.

Maritime Supplier Operations is engaged in material and inventory management, procurement, technical and quality product assurance and contract administration affecting 1.5 million customer orders annually and generating $1.4 billion in sales.

Commodities Managed by Maritime Supplier Operations

  • Mechanical Pumps
  • Electrical Wire & Cable
  • Antennas
  • Compressors Valves
  • Switches Relays
  • Resistors
  • Hose & Tube Fittings
  • Transformers
  • Microcircuits