Industry Support

Strong relationships with our DoD 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, DoD, 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.

We will become the most reliable, responsive, and innovative provider of logistics support and services through a professional, trained and productive team. Each member is accountable to the customer to provide superior service by reducing process time, reducing cost and improving quality.

Our mission is to provide DOD with worldwide integrated supply chain solutions for land weapon systems.
Our organizational structure is composed of four divisions and two detachments:

Tactical Vehicle Support

  • Responsible for all integrated logistics support for tactical wheeled vehicles. Perform inventory management and technical operations functions involving replenishment and special program requirements to include integrated determinations and decisions on general supply requirements, stock distribution, and supply funds management.
  • Execute best value decisions related to procurement actions and actively engage with supplier base to reduce logistics response time and backorders.
  • Continually seek and develop new sources of supply through coordination with source development specialist and the Small Business Administration.
  • Conduct engineering sustainment and technical activities that reduce total ownership cost or improve readiness of existing systems.
  • Partner with Land Customer Operations, Army customer support representatives, and industry to coordinate proper forecasting to ensure procurement actions support depot programs and military operational requirements.

Combat Vehicle & Small Arms Support

  • Responsible for all integrated logistics support of Class IX spares to tracked vehicles. Perform inventory management and technical operations functions involving replenishment and special program requirements to include integrated determinations and decisions on general supply requirements, stock distribution, and supply funds management.
  • Responsible for all integrated logistics support of Class IX spares to small arms (eg. Individual weapons, Crew served weapons and Mortars). Perform inventory management and technical operations functions involving replenishment and special program requirements to include integrated determinations and decisions on general supply requirements, stock distribution, and supply funds management.
  • Execute best value decisions related to procurement actions and actively engage with supplier base to reduce logistics response time and backorders.
  • Continually seek and develop new sources of supply through coordination with source development specialist and the Small Business Administration.
  • Conduct engineering sustainment and technical activities that reduce total ownership cost or improve readiness of existing systems.
    Partner with Land Customer Operations, Army customer support representatives and industry to coordinate proper forecasting to ensure procurement actions support depot programs and military operational requirements.

Batteries and Tires

  • Responsible for the integrated logistics support of DLA-managed items for batteries, battery accessories, tires, and tire related products.
  • Provide comprehensive support to the Land Supply Chain in the acquisition of items that are not assigned to a national stock number, involving urgent commercial of-the-shelf requirements.
  • Perform supply planning, acquisition, and technical/quality functions involving stock replenishment and customer direct support.
  • Facilitate best value decisions related to overall acquisition and partner with the supplier base to improve logistics response time.
  • Collaborate with the Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate to develop the most suitable long-term contract arrangements.
  • Partner with Customer Operations, Military Service representatives, and industry to coordinate proper forecasting to ensure maximum support to the Warfighter.

Supplier Support Division

  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with suppliers.
  • Execute contract modifications and contract administration actions.
  • Perform emergency procurement actions.
  • Assist customers in resolving high priority requisition problems.
  • Analyze weapon system readiness and assist in identifying critical degraders and recommend corrective action.
  • Provide integrated program management and support to industrial depot production lines including the use of the Industrial Product-Support Vendor (IPV) Program.
  • Provide tailored support and management to enterprise kits and kitting products.

Points of Contact

Defense Supply Center Columbus
ATTN: DLA Land and Maritime-FL
3990 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43218-3990

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