11 January, 2018: US-based Rockwell Collins has received a $22 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide support for the Robins Air Force Base maintenance depot. As the DLA’s first performance-based logistics (PBL) contract with the Air Force, the initial contract will run for three years with Rockwell Collins providing total supply chain management for replacement parts on the AN/ARC-171, AN/ARC-190 and AN/ARR-85 airborne communication products.
The PBL agreement will bring enhanced readiness to the Air Force by ensuring greater visibility to demand at the depot maintenance line, reduced inventory and infrastructure costs, value added logistics, engineering support and obsolescence management.
“Keeping the warfighter’s mission needs as the top priority, we collaborated with the DLA and experts at Robins Air Force Base to develop a tailored parts management solution,” said Alan Prowse, vice president and managing director, Americas, for Rockwell Collins. “Our teamwork will produce successful, measurable, repeatable results, while allowing the Air Force to truly authenticate the value PBLs have.”