The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment (OASD(S)) partners with the National Institute of Packaging, Handling, and Logistics Engineers (NIPHLE) to sponsor the Department of Defense (DoD) Packaging Innovation Excellence Award and Packaging Production Achievement Award. The purpose of these awards is to honor outstanding teams and/or individuals in the DoD packaging community who contribute significantly to the packaging effort by developing new packaging processes, and improving productivity and efficiency throughout the DoD. These awards highlight the DoD's packaging accomplishments and recognize outstanding contributions to packaging innovation, productivity, and performance. These awards serve to increase the overall visibility of DoD packaging functions and accomplishments. The awards are open to DoD military and civilian personnel who contribute significantly to the DoD packaging program.

2020 DoD Packaging Awards Nomination Information

2019 DoD Packaging Award Winners

2019 Department of Defense Packaging Innovation Excellence Award presented to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command (ASC), Packaging, Storage and Containerization Center (PSCC), Logistics, Testing and Applications Division (LTAD) Team

The ASC PSCC LTAD Team delivered outstanding effort in design, testing, and delivery of the Heavy Tactical Vehicle (HTV) Protection Kit packaging and Special Packaging Instructions. The packaging design and documentation improved asset protection during shipment and storage, and provided a safer armor component loading and unloading environment for the soldier. This task was integral in providing the U.S. Army with the necessary data to award the contract for the acquisition of four of the five HTV protection kits. Resulting savings will be recognized through increased asset and personnel protection and reduced unit downtime. The team solicited customer feedback and used standardized design practices to reduce cost and increase design efficiency.

2019 Department of Defense Packaging Production Achievement Award presented to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Distribution Corpus Christi, Preservation, Packaging, Packing, and Marking (PPP&M) Team

The DLA Distribution Corpus Christi PPP&M Team preserved and packaged 67,210 assets valued at over three and half billion dollars and de-packaged 16,895 assets in support of Material Release Orders with a value of over one billion dollars to provision industrial operations at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD). DLA Distribution Corpus Christi initiated a packaging remediation and compliance program that resulted in significantly exceeding enterprise goals for Incoming Supply Discrepancy Reports, Inventory Accuracy, and Denial Rates as a direct result of the PPP&M Team’s efforts. The PPP&M Box Shop saved $168,405.36 in the reutilization of packaging material and reusable Special Packaging Instruction crates. The PPP&M Team continued its initiative to pack and de-pack at the point of production with CCAD in four major shops in Fiscal Year 2019. The PPP&M Team ultimately reduced its production turn-around time for assets, from “F” condition to “A” condition, significantly. In particular, the T-700 engines had an average improved turn-around time of 21 days.

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