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Department will privatize these functions and will rely on private industry for the performance of
supply, storage, and distribution of these commodities. By doing so, the Department can divest
itself of inventories and can eliminate infrastructure and personnel associated with these
functions. This recommendation results in more responsive supply support to user organizations
and thus adds to capabilities of the future force. The recommendation provides improved support
during mobilization and deployment, and the sustainment of forces when deployed worldwide.
Privatization enables the Department to take advantage of the latest technologies, expertise, and
business practices, which translates to improved support to customers at less cost. It centralizes
management of tires; packaged petroleum, oils, and lubricants; and compressed gases and
eliminates unnecessary duplication of functions within the Department. Finally, this
recommendation supports transformation by privatizing the wholesale storage and distribution
processes from DoD activities.
In addition to the actions described in this recommendation, the Department is also
disestablishing storage and distribution functions for tires, packaged petroleum, oils, and
lubricants, and compressed gases at Red River Army Depot, TX. The storage and distribution
functions at this additional location are now being disestablished as part of a recommendation for
the full closure of the Red River Army Depot installation. The recommendation to close the
installation fully supports all objectives intended by this recommendation.
Supply, Storage, and Distribution Management Reconfiguration
Justification: This recommendation achieves economies and efficiencies that enhance the
effectiveness of logistics support to operational joint and expeditionary forces. It reconfigures the
Department's wholesale storage and distribution infrastructure to improve support to the future
force, whether home-based or deployed. It transforms existing logistics processes by creating
four CONUS support regions, with each having one Strategic Distribution Platform and multiple
Forward Distribution Points. Each Strategic Distribution Platform will be equipped with state-of-
the-art consolidation, containerization and pallctization capabilities, and the entire structure will
provide for in-transit cargo visibility and real-time accountability. Distribution Depots, no longer
needed for regional supply, will be realigned as Forward Distribution Points and will provide
dedicated receiving, storing, and issuing functions, solely in support of on-base industrial
customers such as maintenance depots, shipyards and air logistics centers. Forward Distribution
Points will consolidate all supply and storage functions supporting industrial activities, to include
those internal to depots and shipyards, and those at any intermediate levels that may exist. This
consolidation eliminates unnecessary redundancies and duplication, and streamlines supply and
MAIN FACILITIES REVIEWED:
* Industrial Complex
* Tactical End Item Repair Facility
* High Tech Regional Training Center
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