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Dr. Wanda A. Swanier, director, SCMC, addresses the leadership gathered for an off-site held 27 and 28 July at Albany State University, Albany, Ga. The off-site focused on center collaboration on the transformation initiatives established to keep pace and meet emerging needs of a more agile and expedionary Marine Corps and impacts of Force Design 2023.

Photo by Jennifer N. Napier


1 Aug 2022 | by Jennifer N. Napier Marine Corps Logistics Command

The Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC), Marine Corps Logistics Command, held a leadership offsite on July 27 and 28 at Albany State University, Albany, Ga., to collaborate on SCMC transformation initiatives established to keep pace with and meet the emerging needs of a more agile and expeditionary Marine Corps, and impacts of Force Design 2030.

To begin the offsite Dr. Wanda A. Swanier, director, SCMC, challenged her leadership to be bold in their thinking. "I am looking for action... It's time to shift from transform to perform. We're being challenged every single day, we need data to drive our decisions. We will not rely on estimation, guess work, or simply using history”, said Swanier. Charging her team to accomplish their offsite goals she added, “You are the only ones doing what you are doing, so you have to be the best at what you do. We have to be the leaders of our own destiny. We can't just bring the puzzle pieces to the table, we have to work to put them together."

Prior to the offsite, breakout groups came together to tackle the plans for their transformation initiatives. The groups then presented their implementation strategies over the two day collaboration. Initiatives presented included topics on retail and wholesale integration, Supply Management Activity Group program management, data analytics strategies, enterprise demand planning, coordinated consumable management, Class II and radiological asset management, and workforce capital improvements.

Darrel Robinson, director, Secondary Reparables Inventory Management Division, SCMC, talked about the purpose of the transformation plan that is the focus of the offsite. "'s all about integrating processes and information. It's about making decisions and knowing what the impact of our actions will be up and down the enterprise supply chain, not about protecting your individual link in the chain. “ said Robinson.

The offsite marks SCMC’s most recent milestone on tackling transformation initiatives, and will set the course for the lean into centralized inventory management, enterprise integration and other impacts of the evolving needs of the Corps.

Learn more about the Supply Chain Management Center and its mission here.