NAVICP Activates Operational Supply Planning Department

Story Number: NNS110618-02Release Date: 6/18/2011 6:00:00 AM
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By Margaret Kenyon-Ely, Naval Supply Systems Command Public Affairs

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (NNS) -- The Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) officially activated its Operational Supply Planning Department with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Philadelphia, June 16.

Consisting of nine personnel at NAVICP's Philadelphia site and 12 personnel located at naval air stations across the United States and overseas, this new department will perform Single National Inventory management which begins with the implementation of Phase Two of Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 1.1.

"This is truly historic as the new organization moves us toward making the Single Supply Solution a reality," said NAVICP Commander Rear Adm. Ray Berube. "The Operational Supply Planning Department provides great opportunities and performs a very important mission of NAVICP's day-to-day basic business. This is a great accomplishment."

As the organization responsible for Single National Inventory Management, NAVICP will establish demand-based inventory levels for consumable material for Naval ashore activities around the world and will be responsible for the replenishment of the inventory at those locations. These new NAVICP functions were previously performed by ashore activities in Relational Supply (R-Supply) or UADPS-U2 (U2) legacy IT system.

Under the Single National Inventory, ERP will provide visibility of Navy wholesale and Navy-owned repairable and consumable material at ashore activities. Having this visibility will enable more accurate and responsive buy/repair actions by both NAVICP and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

To avoid procurements of Navy and DLA material, ERP will facilitate redistribution of excess material when it is cost effective. This visibility coupled with the communication between NAVICP and ashore site planning representatives will provide more efficient and effective inventory management. Combining Single National Inventory management with NAVICP's traditional role will result in the realization of the Naval Supply System Command's (NAVSUP) Single Supply Solution.

A field activity of the Naval Supply Systems Command, NAVICP is the U.S. Navy's supply chain manager providing worldwide support to the aviation, surface ship, and submarine communities. NAVICP provides Navy, Marine Corps, joint and allied forces with products and services that deliver combat capability through logistics.

With more than 2,000 civilian and military personnel employed at its two Pennsylvania sites, NAVICP's Philadelphia site supports aircraft while its Mechanicsburg site supports ships and submarines.

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