The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Noble Supply and Logistics, LLC a contract with Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation, Richmond, Virginia, for a category of hardware and abrasives items used in multiple weapon systems.
Under the $1.2 billion, 10-year, fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, defense technology company Noble will begin operations to fulfill the approximately 55,000 national stock numbers comprising Federal Stock Group 53 (FSG 53) at its Qualified Suppliers List for Distributors (QSLD)-certified distribution facilities.
“I am grateful that DLA Aviation has trusted Noble with this huge opportunity. Our team looks forward to working with DLA. We appreciate this opportunity to automate an efficient, high-quality, supply chain solution,” said Lee Weatherford, Noble’s Global Head of Mission Support, overseeing all FSG 53 Program operations. “Noble is known for its capabilities in supply chain management, logistics, mission support, and technology solutions for military and government.”
Aviation Supply Chain Management
Under the FSG 53 contract, Noble will provide supply chain management to support the DLA’s worldwide customers. Services include customer direct orders and military retail stock replenishment with expedited (one to three-day) deliveries of items within the contract scope. Customers include the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, Foreign Military, and other authorized government buyers. The benefits provided to DLA through this contract include cost savings, price reduction, quality improvements through automation, and reduction in acquisition cycle times.
Supply Chain Functions Provided By Noble
Noble offers complete supply chain management, including procurement services, global sourcing, specialty manufacturing, material management, quality assurance, and supply sustainment. Specific functions Noble will perform as part of the FSG 53 contract include:
- Procurement and purchasing
- Order processing and fulfillment
- Quality control
- Obsolescence management
- Data management and data delivery
- Packaging, transportation coordination, and shipment
- Customer support services
- Counterfeit control
- Material returns
- Planning and forecasting
- Shelf-life management
Fulfillment of the items comprising the FSG 53 contract will take place at Noble’s 67,000 sq. ft. distribution facility located within the Scannell Logistics Park in Olive Branch, Mississippi.