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Highlights of the September 2012 Issue


DLA TROOP SUPPORT:
THE 10 PERCENT SOLUTION

 

DLA Troop Support Considers Cost-Cutting Options

 

If all goes according to plan, DLA Troop Support expects to trim costs associated with its $4.2 billion in annual subsistence sales by 10 percent over five years by revising its procurement strategies in response to Department of Defense (DoD) planning.

To achieve its goal, DLA Troop Support is relying on strong cooperation from its industry partners, including subsistence prime vendors and manufacturers, to become more efficient and reduce costs while also exploring ways to drive prices down by stepping up competition for its business.

The goal partly is a response to the DoD budget outlook, but also anticipates the impact on the subsistence supply chain from the expected reduction in the number of troops. ...

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FOOD FOCUS: SOUPS AND SANDWICHES — MORE 'GREEN' TO GO FOR

 

Dining Facilities Increase Whole-Grain and Low-Sodium Options

 

Service members being urged to Go for Green are finding it easier to follow that advice after the steps dining halls have taken in the past year to comply with Department of Defense (DoD) menu standards, and without sacrificing taste.

In many cases, soldiers are not likely to notice that a more nutritional version of an old favorite is available. “For example, the spaghetti pasta may be whole grain, but to the soldier it looks and tastes like the spaghetti he has always eaten. The soldier enjoys the spaghetti because it is spaghetti, and providing whole grain is an added benefit,” said Renita Frazier, dietitian, Quality Assurance Division, Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, Joint Culinary Center of Excellence.

Many factors influence the appeal of foods, such as presentation, garnishing and menu pairing, but dining facilities are committed to serving service members food that looks good and tastes good while also providing good nutrition. ...

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PRIME VENDOR DIRECTORY:

 

• DLA Troop Support

 

• NAF Purchasing Division (AFNAFPO) Prime Vendors

 

• Joint Services Prime Vendors

 

• Prime Vendors Directory By Installation

 

Read the complete PRIME VENDOR DIRECTORY ...

LEADING SUPPLIERS RANKINGS — DLA Troop Support, JSPVP, AFNAFPO