Tuesday marked the first of many hoped for multicultural days at the Defense Logistics Agency at Hill. DLA employees meandered around the building with "passports," going from culture to culture to nibble not only on bits of food, but also bits of knowledge.
The event held Oct. 4 kicked off just before 11 a.m. with Col. James Kinkade, the site commander for DLA Aviation in Ogden, cutting a carrot cake. Then, participants let their passports guide them as they wandered throughout the building, having their passports marked at every station.
“We’re trying to put out tomorrow’s fires today,” said Linda Opheikens, Customer Logistics Site Specialist (CLSS), in the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation at Hill Air Force Base and member of the Depot Supply Chain Management (DSCM) team.
The description Opheikens recited is a group consensus reached by a management team assembled by the 748th Supply Chain Management Group at Hill AFB.
Led by Jim Lengyel, deputy director of the 748th SCMG -- "it is a work in progress," he said.
RICHMOND, Va. — Since March, Defense Logistics Agency’s top officials have been meeting with their Air Force counterparts to address rising backorders for parts and industrial support metrics that are heading in the wrong direction. Most recently, the agency established a joint team with major industry partners to help turn things around.