TAMPA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Logistics Cell (LOGCELL) team was awarded the Department of Defense Award for Supply Chain Excellence at a May 15 ceremony as part of the 34th Annual Logistics Forum in Tampa, Florida.
LOGCELL is an interactive data analytics and business intelligence tool powered by the Information Management for the 21st Century (InforM-21) developed by NAVSUP Business Systems Center (BSC). The objective of LOGCELL is to bring together multiple stakeholders, both physically and virtually, to collectively compress the time it takes to identify and solve problems that affect aviation readiness as well as fuse multiple data sources together to create a common operating picture.
LOGCELL ensures alignment of goals, metrics and outcomes with the singular focus on improving operational readiness. The team made noteworthy improvements for P-8A Poseidon, the Navy's newest maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft readiness. Specifically, they achieved a 25 percent reduction of back-orders for repair parts, a 57 percent reduction in consumable part back-orders and a 62 percent reduction in the average number of back-orders per fielded aircraft. Additionally, the team's prompt actions avoided retail outfitting costs in excess of $114 million.
The LOGCELL team was also awarded the Admiral Stan Arthur Award for Logistics Excellence: Logistics Team of the Year, August 14, 2017.
The LOGCELL team includes Capt. Matthew Ott, from NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS); Lt. Cdr. Andrew Henwood, from NAVSUP WSS; James Carson, from NAVSUP headquarters; Paul Hartman, from NAVSUP BSC; Robert Gordon, from NAVSUP WSS; Meredith Buck, from NAVSUP BSC; Tracy Miller, from NAVSUP BSC; NAVSUP BSC contractors Kevin Donnelly, Brian Parsons and Scott Armentrout; and Scott Williams, from NAVSUP BSC Contract Support.
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