BY MATTHEW JONES, Office of Corporate Communications, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support
Inkeeping with Enterprisewide reform efforts, NAVSUP Weapons Systems Support (WSS) Nuclear Reactor Supply Chain Management Directorate (NRSCMD) is poised to achieve its contract delinquency prevention goal this year with help from its on-time delivery team.
The team formed in 2015 when contract delinquency was above 25%. After sequential annual reductions of 2%, 3%, and 4% percent, they expect to meet their goal this year of bringing delinquencies below 15%. The team is composed of civilian contracting staff and four U.S. Navy Reserve Supply Corps officers with expertise in the field of contracting.
“One key to the team’s success is establishing and maintaining open, productive communications with vendors to assist in the resolution of issues that get in the way of contract completion,” said Cmdr. Robert Corley, director, NRSCMD. “The administrative and technical requirements placed on vendors can be complex and challenging, but when the team detects hurdles that could inhibit the complete fulfillment of a contract they address the problem quickly or link together those who can find a solution.” When the on-time delivery team formed in 2015, the NRSCMD had more than 800 delinquent contracts. Using a two-pronged approach combining proactive engagement along with active troubleshooting when problems arise, the team is able to keep vendors on schedule or quickly get them back on track, according to Corley. Although the directorate is on track to meet its contract delinquency goals, Corley said the four Navy Reservists of the on-time delivery team will remain active and focused on execution. As fewer contracts slip into delinquency and require troubleshooting, the team can proactively assess contracts that are within a 90-day window of their anticipated completion date.
“The team continues to provide crucial support in a critical area of contract administration,” Corley said. “Its sustained performance is a testament to what can be achieved when we leverage the expertise of the Navy Reserve. These officers are doing everything they can to ensure the on-time-delivery team lives up to its name.” Current and former members of the on-time delivery team include: Lt. Cmdr. John Moffatt, Lt. Cmdr. Ronald Scheaffer, Lt. Sharon Johnson, Lt. Cmdr. Bonnie Ellington, Lt. Cmdr. Tim Walker, Lt. Mark McKeon, and Lt. Jeremy Mock.