Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support (WSS) hosted the F-35 Organic Supply Chain Workshop 4 this past September in Philadelphia.
This five-day session was a culmination of a series of workshops focused on developing an operational framework to support the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) under an organic Department of Defense (DoD) Supply Chain. This team consisted of stakeholders and process owners from the Navy, U.S. Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and industry.
They identified metrics, developed command and control organizational structures, and high-level processes and Information Technology (IT) architecture. These products will be proposed to senior DoD and eventually the JSF Program Office governance structure for consideration to adopt an organic supply chain for the JSF.
"These sessions are a great step forward," said NAVSUP WSS Commander, Rear Adm. John King. "The working groups are taking a look at a joint organic solution that keeps both the Navy and the Air Force tied to JSF supply, which is exactly where we should be headed."
Other key players participating in the workshop included Deputy Director of Logistics, Directorate of Logistics and Sustainment, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Lorna Estep; Director of Logistics, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Gilbert Montoya; Deputy Director DLA Aviation, Richmond, Va., Charlie Lilli; and Director of 448th Sustainment Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Mr. Steven Alsup.
By Margaret Kenyon-Ely, NAVSUP WSS Office of Corporate Communications