DVIDS - News - NAVSUP WSS vice commander talks supply chain reform at annual defense conference

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES

10.23.2019

NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) Vice Commander Lynn Kohl spoke to defense industry professionals and members of the acquisition community about the commands initiatives to reform forecasting at the 22nd Annual National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Conference in Tampa, Fl., Oct. 23.The conference brought together leaders of the systems and mission engineering community to share best practices on improving acquisition and performance of defense programs and systems.Kohls presentation centered on recent advances in NAVSUP WSSs forecasting processes, which have increased speed to delivery and reliability of parts through enhanced predictions of customer demand.Our work is an integrated and important part of Navy sustainment, said Kohl. Logistics and sustainment are very intertwined, and you cant improve one without improving the other, so weve partnered with our stakeholders and customers to evolve how we do business and ensure a ready, lethal naval force.Improved forecasting, one of the five pillars of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)s plan to reform, leverages advanced analytics and data feeds to provide enhanced customer service.As the champion of the forecasting pillar, Kohl walked her audience through three focus areas that contributed to the improvement of naval sustainment and the achievement of the Secretary of Defenses goal of 341 mission capable F-18 aircraft: shipyard outreach, repair recommendat....

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