PMA-265 wins Navy Acquisition Excellence Award for supply chain excellence

Sailors conduct maintenance on an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck of USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265)-led Integrated Supply Chain Management Team revolutionized Fleet support practices and successfully resolved major logistics issues to increase readiness across 3,400 fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, while charged with maintaining mission capable rates across the Navy’s fleet of Super Hornets and Growlers, the F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265)-led Integrated Supply Chain Management (ISCM) Team revolutionized Fleet support practices and successfully resolved major logistics issues.

The team leveraged cutting-edge commercial best practices to drive visibility into the supply chain, developed innovative digital tools and streamlined antiquated processes, and pioneered a new forecasting model, the ISCM Control Tower, which enables smarter, data-driven supply chain decision-making by collating data from more than 150 separate databases into a single source with functional drill-down capability. A new set of processes and business rules were established and implemented to attack supply chain gaps, facilitate alignment and accountability across the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE), and significantly improve spares and repairs production and material availability.