Great supply chains aren’t just for fuel deliveries! In 2012-2013, DGCI procured and transported two hundred and eight (208) Toyota Corolla sedans from locations throughout Afghanistan, Pakistan, and UAE.
Under the auspices of the U.S. Air Force, DGCI provided these used non-tactical vehicles (which were all model year 2008 or newer) in support of the Phoenix Regional Contracting Center – Kabul. Our operations teams purchased and provided containerized transportation around the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility.
The DGCI staff was responsible for receiving and visually inspecting the materials; redistributing assets; re-warehousing materials (optimizing storage space); performing care of stock in storage (COSIS) tasks; controlling physical inventory; selecting and packing stock; performing consolidation and shipping functions; making local deliveries; and performing packaging and retrograde tasks. Due to their care and diligence, no vehicles were rejected for defects or delivery issues.
The Kabul Vehicle Services team operated from a state of the art facility equipped with the most advanced maintenance equipment. It was staffed by more than 50 experienced engineers, mechanics, technicians, and administrative staff from Afghanistan, United States and the countries of Southeast Asia.
Within one month of contract award, DGCI mobilized procurement and logistics teams in Kabul, Kandahar, Islamabad, Karachi, and Dubai. We used the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning Management System to track Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment. DGCI required subcontractors to furnish digitized paperwork whenever possible; this gave our program managers greater visibility into all client deliveries.