DynCorp International hosted its first-ever Executive Supplier Summit November 15-16, 2012. More than 45 representatives from DI supplier companies attended the event, themed, “Elevating Performance to New Heights.”
The event agenda focused on ensuring comprehensive understanding of DI program objectives, goals and keys to working successfully with DI’s Supply Chain Center of Excellence (COE).
Attendees also participated in breakout sessions where they discussed specific opportunities with DI programs and produced actionable results and set the stage for future engagements to enable improved performance execution and increased customer satisfaction.
“We hope this event made significant steps towards framing performance expectations and strengthening DI supplier relations,” said Gary Bailey, vice president, supply chain management, supplier management, at DynCorp International.
Day One Agenda Highlights
DynCorp International chairman and CEO, Steve Gaffney, kicked off the summit with an overview of DI’s programs and operations, leading into an overview of DI’s Supply Chain COE.
Various representatives from DI described challenges that are currently facing the company and the government services industry, and participants discussed ways that DI and its suppliers could work together to identify efficiencies for the company’s customers.
Day Two Agenda Highlights
The second day of the summit began with program reviews from leads of each of DI’s five strategic business Groups. The afternoon’s schedule consisted of more in-depth discussion on Supply Chain improvements and supplier best practices, followed by the breakout sessions.
DynCorp International’s Supply Chain Center of Excellence
DynCorp International’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.
Supply efforts are also evaluated through a supplier rating system to ensure efficient supply management which provides improvements in procurement. DI’s senior leadership also reviews these scorecards monthly for individual companies, and performance updates are provided to suppliers as needed.
On the logistics side, DI operates Quality Consolidation Centers (QCC) in Coppell, Texas and Dubai to receive, inspect, and ship all DI materials to their destinations at program sites globally. The QCC’s provide better quality control, superior supplier management, and time-saving convenience for program teams globally.