Featured in booth 202 this year is the Naval Sustainment System (NSS)-Supply initiative championed by NAVSUP, which is the single end-to-end supply chain integrator, elevating the visibility of supply and holding supporting functions accountable. NSS-Supply is working to better integrate the functions of the Navy’s vast supply chain and deliver higher readiness at a lower cost. The initiative is grounded in commercial best practices forged by industrial companies.
“NSS-Supply is designed to unify numerous independent supply chain functions with NAVSUP oversight meant to improve readiness and affordability,” said Rear Adm. Pete Stamatopoulos, commander NAVSUP and 49th Chief of Supply Corps. “Moving forward requires an integrated, strategic approach to Navywide supply chains that provides the process capabilities we need to achieve and sustain required mission performance. NSS-Supply success depends on all hands, at all levels, to be all in.”
On Tuesday, August 2 at 2:30 p.m., Rear Adm. Stamatopoulos will lead an NSS-Supply Panel discussion in the Woodrow Wilson Ballroom. The panel will discuss how improved asset visibility, along with increased industry partner support, can boost readiness. Panel members include Rear Adm. John Meier, commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Rear Adm. Ed Anderson, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Undersea Warfare; and Anthony Mathis, president and chief executive officer, General Electric Edison Works. The panel will be moderated by Retired Rear Adm. Michael Lyden, principal, Katahdin Associates.
Throughout the show, NAVSUP senior leadership will engage with top aviation and maritime domain industry partners in an effort to continue NAVSUP’s commitment to communicate its strategic priorities and direction with industry to drive improved supply chain performance and support to the warfighter.
NAVSUP is also demonstrating autonomous mobile robot (AMR) technology at the expo. AMR provides a powerful toolset to collect, monitor and react to important information regarding asset location. The AMR uses onboard radio frequency identification (RFID) readers to gather data from passive RFID tags placed on material in Navy warehouses. This allows NAVSUP to constantly collect inventory data and immediately react to discrepancies. This solution does not require an expensive fixed infrastructure to deploy and will enable NAVSUP to perform wall-to-wall inventories on a regular basis and exceed inventory validity goals.
Representatives from the NAVSUP Office of Small Business Programs will also be in the booth sharing information on the NAVSUP mission, as well as upcoming procurement opportunities for small business industry partners. The office of small business is committed to strengthening the Navy’s mission by maximizing procurement opportunities for all small business concerns. This effort is in support of the Secretary of the Navy's goal to identify and develop small businesses that can support the Navy/Marine Corps force for tomorrow. NAVSUP's procurement responsibilities include weapon systems spares and repair parts, Navy medical supplies and services, and commercial supplies and services that support the fleet.
Sea-Air-Space is the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission of maritime policy education and sea service support.
NAVSUP is headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and employs a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel. NAVSUP and the Navy Supply Corps conduct and enable supply chain, acquisition, operational logistics and Sailor & family care activities with our mission partners to generate readiness and sustain naval forces worldwide to prevent and decisively win wars. Learn more at www.navsup.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/navsup and https://twitter.
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