The Columbus Federal Voice - Vol. XV, No. 15
|The newspaper of the central Ohio federal community|
|By: Dan Bender, DSCC Public Affairs Office||
July 25, 2007
A new agreement will strengthen the working relationship between Defense Supply Center Columbus and one of its major suppliers to better serve the warfighter.
Navy Capt. Griff Warren, director of Maritime Supplier Operations at DSCC, and JGB Enterprises Inc. owner Jay Bernhardt signed a Supply Chain Agreement July 16 at DSCC.
JGB Enterprises supplies hoses and related products to the military through DSCC and is the fifth largest supplier to the Maritime Supply Chain in terms of dollar value of items sold. In fiscal 2006, the 30-year-old company, which is based in Liverpool , N.Y. , sold $11.6 million of products to DSCC business.
"You are of strategic importance to us," he told Bernhardt, "and you are a big part of DLA's support to the warfighter."
"DLA is certainly one of our largest customers and we do appreciate the opportunities you give us," Bernhardt responded.
The intent of a Supply Chain Agreement is to establish a long-term working partnership with existing suppliers that incorporates both pricing and delivery terms of the existing LTCs and an agreement to partner in supporting new initiatives designed to improved sup port to any DSCC customer.
Because hoses and hose assemblies are used on many different types of military weapon systems, JGB is a supplier to more than just the Maritime Demand Chain.
(DSCC photo by Dan Bender)
Maritime Supplier Operations director Navy Capt. Griff Warren (right) and Jay Bernhardt, owner of JCB Enterprises Inc., ring a bell in Warren's office July 16 after signing a Supply Chain Agreement to enhance their working relationship.
In fact, Warren noted that the company "was key to keeping the High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (Humvee) recapitalization line going" by meeting a need for a particular hose assembly during the last Christmas season.
"From a demand perspective, they touch all of our customers; from a supply perspective, they are primarily located here in the Maritime Supply Chain," Warren said.
After signing the agreement, Warren and Bernhardt shook hands and rang a bell in Warren's office to announce the good news.
"When big things happen in Maritime Supplier Ops, we ring this ship's bell," Warren said.