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USTRANSCOM receives Supply Chain Excellence Award

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (USTCNS) --- United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) received the Global Award for Supply Chain Excellence and the Award for Supply Chain Operational Excellence, March 21, from the Supply Chain Council (SCC).

The awards spotlight world-class organizations that have recognized the critical role supply chain performance plays in reaching organizational goals and their commitment to optimize supply chain performance.

USTRANSCOM received recognition for its commitment in design, development and decision-making support associated with the Joint Deployment and Distribution Architecture (JDDA).

The Architecture Division, located within the Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (J6) directorate, successfully redesigned the command's operational architecture to provide better understanding of operational processes while also highlighting the interrelationships between various organizations involved in the broader supply chain.

"United States Transportation Command, as the Department of Defense Distribution Process Owner, recognizes the critical role that improvement in the end-to-end supply chain plays in improving our support to the warfighters," said Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, commander, USTRANSCOM. "As such, we've taken significant steps toward understanding and describing our broader end-to-end processes and associated information technology enablers.

"Our focus is on improving the efficiency and interoperability of the Defense's distribution activities associated with deploying, sustaining and redeploying our forces and equipment during peace and war," continued Schwartz. "The application of the Supply Chain Operations Reference Model has definitely helped us effect change toward improving our warfighting capabilities."

Steve Pierson, J6 Distribution Operational Architecture Branch chief, and Col. Rory Kinney, J6 Enterprise Architectures Division chief, accepted the awards March 21 at the Supply Chain World Conference in Washington, D.C.

"The JDDA has been designed as a culmination of efforts and made possible only with the combined contributions from the military services, agencies and national partners," said Pierson.

The Supply Chain Council is an international not-for-profit industry association and founder of the Supply Chain Operational Reference (tm) Model.

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