DynCorp International is featured in an article in the July 2012 issue of Military Logistics Forum. The article highlights DI’s innovative supply chain model which combines proprietary technology and concentrated supply chain operations into a system that is being used to fulfill supply needs for all the company’s customers.
DI’s Eric George, senior vice president, Supply Chain, discusses the model and explains its functionality.
“We were able to put a supply chain in place that [incorporates] the entire [supply] life cycle,” said George. “It’s the entire piece, not just one thing. I would say we have a very progressive idea of what a supply chain is. It’s truly the whole gambit of everything a company would need to buy in terms of services all the way to endgame of the delivery.”
DynCorp International’s Supply Chain Center of Excellence
DI’s Supply Chain revolves around a centralized Supply Chain Center of Excellence (COE), allowing a consistent source of controls and logistics for the entire Company’s needs. The COE manages cost analytics, e-sourcing and targeted sourcing, ultimately providing cost savings for customers.
The article highlights the importance of leveraging a unified supply chain effort in cutting costs. Supply efforts are also evaluated through a supplier rating system to ensure efficient supply management, which George says provides “exponential improvements in procurement.” DI’s senior leadership also reviews these scorecards monthly for individual companies, and performance updates are provided to suppliers as needed.
The article also describes the DI supply chain “hub and spoke distribution operation” – a system that consolidates supply transport and quality control at two Quality Control Centers (QCCs), one in Texas and another in Dubai. QCC personnel manage all materials received, perform inspections and ship to appropriate customer locations worldwide.
Improving DI Operations
DynCorp International’s Supply Chain model has been cited as a positive factor in streamlining processes and plays a key role in protecting core businesses, delivering existing capabilities to new customers, and delivering new capabilities to existing customers.
DI’s Supply Chain team was also recently recognized with a 2012 Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s “Pros to Know” award, given to supply chain executives who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.