Path Forward: Provisioning and Supply Support (From Conway, 2008, Slide 23)
Parts obtained under the hybrid/organic concept are requisitioned through the DLA supply system using Type II NSNs. These requisitions are sent to the OEMs who procure the parts from the parts manufacturers. Parts are then consolidated at RRAD and shipped into theater based on priority. ManTech International Corporation and AECOM manage parts consolidation and shipping under contract from the JPO. These companies bring years of logistics distribution experience to the program and their contribution allows the JPO to focus on future sustainment planning while providing oversight on the current sustainment execution. To maintain the operational readiness rate at or above 90%, the JPO also undertakes individual emergency buys through a parts allocation board. This involved risk acceptance by the JPO because unforecasted orders may place manufacturers in a position of needing parts for both an emergency buy and for vehicles in production. In fact, this has occurred with FPII; the company has reallocated parts assigned for production to meet spares demands in theater (Walsh, 2008a, August 6).
As the program matures, support concept and award long existing long-term contracts.
the JPO plans to term contracts to Essentially, this
transition to a fully organic sole-source suppliers or add means that all parts will
logistics items to be fully