The Defense Logistics Agency has a new strategic plan available online.
In the plan, Army Lt. Gen. Robert Dail, DLA's director, reports that the agency seeks to extend â€œbeyond its traditional wholesaler responsibilities.â€ The agency has just finished a multi-year information technology and business process modernization effort, merging six siloed systems into a single enterprise resource planning system. Some of the previous systems were 1960s vintage legacy systems running on COBOL. The new system is an SAP commercial-off-the-shelf system.
Now that their modernized system is up and running, DLA officials want to extend DLAâ€™s reach closer to warfighters. Dail outlines three goals: extend the enterprise, connect warfighter demand with supply, and deliver supply chain excellence.
CIO Magazine recently interviewed Dail about his views on how IT can deliver on DLA's strategic goals.