OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime has recognized Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, with the Material Cost Reduction Award for the company’s commitment to reducing costs and supporting Warfighters. Oshkosh received the award at the NDIA Supply Chains Conference & Exhibition Featuring DLA Land and Maritime this month in Columbus, Ohio.
DLA is responsible for providing the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other federal agencies, and combined and allied forces with the full spectrum of logistics, acquisition and technical services. Among large businesses, Oshkosh Defense has provided the highest gross savings for DLA Land and Maritime for the first two quarters of fiscal year 2012. In that time, Oshkosh has delivered nearly $13 million in cost reductions.
“Oshkosh has a long-held commitment to lean strategies that have allowed us to provide convenient and cost-effective parts to DLA Land and Maritime,” said Jeff Koga, associate vice president of Integrated Product Support for Oshkosh Defense. “We deliver the parts that the U.S. Armed Forces need, when they require them and at affordable rates by continuously collaborating with DLA and methodically reducing costs while improving quality. Our Strategic Supplier Alliance with the agency allows us to further improve our support.”
Strategic Supplier Alliance agreements are developed between the DLA and key vendors to provide mutually advantageous pricing, reduced customer wait time, more accurate forecasting and decreased administrative costs. Oshkosh also uses advanced demand planning to support the DLA with quick contract pricing and parts delivery, while Oshkosh’s global support centers and mobile service capabilities allow the company to position materials closer to the customer, improving military readiness and reducing customer wait time and costs.
Oshkosh’s Integrated Product Support solutions cover the complete spectrum of vehicle life-cycle support, including training services, instruction manuals, maintenance and repairs, parts supply and fleet restoration services. Oshkosh Field Service Representatives (FSR) travel globally to ensure vehicles and personnel are at peak operational readiness. The company’s robust operator and maintenance training services provide systems-level expertise on the platforms and technologies they support, and Oshkosh’s parts-supply network is available 24/7 to provide instant access to spare and repair parts for all vehicle makes and models.