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1 BTA Supply Chain Update for L&MR
Kim Pisall Director, TP&R - SCM Business Transformation Agency

2 Background and Problem
Prompt Pay Act mandates government receipt/acceptance as prerequisite for DoD paying vendors for goods and/or services Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) identified as authoritative source for invoice, acceptance and/or documentation required to make payment Adoption of “Buy Response Vice Inventory” principle and reductions in DCMA source acceptors resulted in higher volume of Direct Vendor Delivery (DVD) and Prime Vendor shipments The Prompt Pay Act requirement applies to DVD and Prime Vendor shipments Direct vendor shipments require destination acceptance. By policy, materiel receipt acknowledgement does not equal acceptance Currently, payment on DVD and Prime Vendor contracts is made on evidence of receipt not acceptance; therefore requirements of 5 CFR Part 1315 not met Internal controls need to be strengthened to ensure contract requirements are met before payment or need a pay and chase policy Two Potential Solutions Destination acceptance – Deploy WAWF to destination sites (including Warfighter level) Change policy to allow acceptance to be construed from a materiel receipt acknowledgement transaction for DVD shipments and allow deviation for Prime Vendor contracts Adoption of “Buy Response Vice Inventory” principle: Based on DLA’s analysis of demand, procurement lead times, cost, and required service levels by commodity and for specific items, they develop sourcing and inventory strategies around the most effective and efficient means to provide support the warfighter. In some cases, DLA establishes contracts to ship items direct to the customer from the vendor rather than bringing those items into inventory and shipping from the Distribution Center. This improves responsiveness and reduces inventory costs. In other cases, when an item goes on backorder DLA may direct the vendor to ship direct to the customer to reduce the amount of time the item is on backorder. Other examples of where DLA vendors ship directly to customers include prime vendor contracts (e.g., subsistence prime vendor) and vendor managed inventory arrangements (e.g., shelf life pharmaceuticals). Reductions in DCMA source acceptors resulted in higher volume of direct vendor delivery requiring customer acceptance or DFARS deviation: DCMA has reduced the number of inspectors at manufacturer locations to do source acceptance. For items that are shipped direct to customers from vendors where there is no DCMA inspector, acceptance must occur at destination.

3 Impact on the Warfighter of Destination Acceptance for DVD
Without some measure of change the potential impact is as follows: Burden on warfighter to do acceptance in WAWF: Training and personnel certification requirements Large number of destinations (~11,000) Account management Lack of knowledge and visibility into contract acceptance requirements Duplicate effort for swivel chair to input acceptance into WAWF (after inputting receipt transaction in supply system) Potential system changes to update legacy systems to capture acceptance data Different processes for Depot shipments and Direct Vendor Deliveries (DVD) shipments: Customers would need to know the difference between a DVD shipment and a Depot shipment DVD shipments are not customer's choice (e.g., DVD’s can be utilized for backorders, and/or efforts to reduce acquisition, infrastructure costs and cycle time) Services reluctant to invest in legacy logistics systems because their focus is on ERPs Warfighter systems changes to meet DFAR requirements will likely be low priority Significant cost to Implement program changes in legacy systems

4 DFAR Change: Translate Receipt to Default Acceptance
Change policy to allow a acceptance from a materiel receipt acknowledgement (MRA) transaction and a deviation for Prime Vendor contracts The customer is already required to submit an MRA for most DVD shipments Prime Vendor arrangements are mostly “closed loop” OSD-DPAP proposed DFAR changes Allow DVD receipts with no discrepancies (527R DLMS or DRA MILS) to generate a default acceptance Provide deviation clause for Prime Vendor contracts In case of discrepancy or deficiency, include a notification period to assure that the Government has adequate time to give notice to the contractor Proposed Solution

5 Proposed Process Solution for Direct Vendor Delivery
Component DLA Vendor Enterprise Customer Please note that all transactions will be translated through GEX or DAAS 5 1 Receipt transaction translated to External Acceptance at DAAS/GEX Goods sent to Customer Requisition Receipt 8 Vendor 9 Component Supply System Receipt Ack. No change to as-is Evidence of Goods Tendered and Services Rendered Contract to Procure Goods to Customer 6 4 Requisition No 11 Discrepancy or Deficiency Reporting Sys. (e.g., WebSDR) Direct Vendor Ship? 2 3 Yes 7 Evidence of Goods Tendered and Services Rendered Requisition flow Receipt/Accept Evid. flow EBS WAWF Evidence of Goods Tendered and Services Rendered flow External Accept. Evidence Goods flow Discrepancy Report 10

6 DoD Benefits Customer: Reduces need for WAWF deployment for Warfighter
Consistent process for Depot and DVD shipments for Warfighter No need for customer to differentiate between Depot and DVD shipments. Same discrepancy or deficiency reporting process using existing tools or DoD’s WebSDR Tool. Enterprise: End-to-end solution…..aligns logistics and procurement processes Allows logistics community to take advantage of non-traditional sourcing strategies without exposing the warfigther to back-office processes System: WAWF deployment would be handled per External Acceptance protocol by updating the Standard Transaction table and a Map Change. Solution could be implemented outside of a WAWF Release. Required Map change could be implemented within 90 days of requirement approval. Faster implementation of WAWF Would support the continued transition to the target ERP environment. Vendor: Provide notice of receipt/acceptance to vendors, which does not exist in the current environment for DVD. Vendor would receive payment faster Financial: Automate payment feed to DFAS resulting in reduced rate paid to DFAS

7 Issues New policy requires changes to DLA Enterprise Business System (EBS) Not all legacy supply/receiving systems send MRA transactions Need user traceability to comply with statute (ability to identify acceptor by name and organization)

8 Next Steps BTA will work with DLA on resolving issues for medical, subsistence, tires, and MRO DPAP will establish a policy for acceptance on DVD shipments and deviations for Prime Vendors contracts BTA will assess the ability of the MIL Services to send MRA transactions from DVD destination systems and make recommendations to implement proposed “pay and chase” policy BTA will assess the status of user traceability and make recommendations on how to achieve compliance Components implement policy System changes to WAWF and affected component systems Procedural changes to ensure acceptance Contract modifications to revise acceptance procedures on DVD contracts

9 Support Requested from L&MR
L&MR support for the DFAR changes L&MR involvement in resolving issues with Prime Vendor contracts (if required) Assistance in determining the MIL Services capability to send MRA transactions and in developing recommendations to achieve compliance And reinforcing the need to submit timely receipt acknowledgements where the capability does exist Reinforcing the need to utilize deficiency/discrepancy reporting system as soon as possible after identifying problems with materiel received from vendors

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