Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin
Definition/Scope: (DLA) The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., with facilities in Tracy and Lathrop, Calif., receives, stores and ships materiel in support of America’s Armed Forces around the clock, around the world. DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., is in the military readiness business and is the Department of Defense’s western strategic distribution platform, serving as a hub of logistics activities for America’s Warfighter. The distribution center stores over 676,000 different stock numbers valued at $5 billion. In 2008, nearly 3.4 million line items valued at $4.16 billion were shipped to customers around the world. DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., originated in 1942 as part of the Army’s Quartermaster system and has supported every major war and many contingency operations over the past seven decades from World War II to current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as several humanitarian relief efforts. Today, DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., is the second largest of 26 depots subordinate to DLA Distribution, headquartered in New Cumberland, Pa. Warfighters overseas in the Pacific are supported through DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif.’s, Consolidation and Containerization Point, or CCP, which operates much like a cross-docking, freight-forwarding business, consolidating freight into seagoing vans or on special air pallets for shipment to overseas customers. Items from other distribution centers, government agencies, and independent vendors account for 50 percent of the materiel shipped from the CCP with the remainder coming from DLA Distribution San Joaquin, Calif., mission stock.
Used For:Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin CA
Acronym:DLA Distribution San Joaquin
Broader Terms:Defense Distribution Center
Related Terms:Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Albany