NAVSUP WSSNAVSUP (Naval Supply Systems Command) Weapon Systems Support (US Navy)
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NAVSUP WSS, co-located in Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg, PA, is responsible for centralized control of more than 400,000 different line items of repair parts, components, and assemblies that keep Navy aitcraft, surface ships, submarines and their associated weapon systems operating, while also providing logistics and supply assistance to friendly and allied nations through the Foreign Military Sales program.
NAVSUP WSS manages a diverse wholesale inventory profile primarily made up of depot level repairable (DLR) items.
Hooper had faced similar requests in her five years at NAVSUP WSS, unfortunately, this was more complicated.
In this case, NAVSUP WSS or the Defense Logistics Agency could pay the vendor a license fee after the part is manufactured.
As part of the overall reform effort to improve performance at FRC depots, COMFRC N41 is working with NAVSUP WSS Philadelphia and NAVSUP Headquarters to increase supply officer presence at the three primary aviation depots.
A few lessons are available from our colleagues at the NAVSUP WSS in Philadelphia, whose efforts in this arena have resulted in major improvements in system readiness and warfighter support.
"With 1,400 inventory locations and a dollar value around $34 billion, you don't just execute an initiative of this magnitude without a plan, a work structure, embedded controls and processes, and specific assignments to people across the Enterprise," said Ronald Wilson, Special Projects, NAVSUP WSS. "That's exactly what we aim to do with the IOC."
NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) is the Navy's only Program Support Inventory Control Point (PSICP) as outlined in NAVSUP WSS instruction 4400.96.
NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS), NAVSUP Business Systems Center (BSC), and seven Fleet Logistics Support Centers (PLCs) aligned under NAVSUP Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS), are the major activities in this command.
Dave Carnal, director Surface Operations, NAVSUP WSS, laid out the agenda for the summit identifying six key sustainment areas that could be improved through forging partnerships with various organizations in attendance at the summit: