By Dave Henderson, ANAD LBDOJune 28, 2018
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- The depot is the Army's top revenue generator in partnering with industry, according to the Army Materiel Command Army Partnership Knowledge Center database.
The database indicates ANAD has 68 percent of all partnering revenue across the 13 depots and arsenals.
Partnering includes government to government partnerships, such as the one which exists between ANAD and the U.S. Marine Corps, or public-private partnerships, such as the Stryker and M1 partnerships with General Dynamics Land Systems.
One of the reasons for our success in partnerships is our performance to promise rate.
Col. Joel Warhurst, the depot's commander, praised employees for their hard work in preparing products for shipment on time during his last town hall meeting, on June 6.
Performance to Promise, one of the metrics for this year's Group Award Program, is currently at 94 percent, solidifying ANAD's ranking among the top performers throughout AMC.
P2P is one way we are graded on how well we fulfill our promises to our customers. We must build the equipment in the time allotted and at the price we quote.
So, how can the workforce continue that trend, providing the best support and readiness to the war fighters, while meeting quality, cost and schedule requirements?
One of the best ways to remain one of the Army's top revenue producers and continue our high-level support for the war fighters is by coming to work each day.
We need to build quality into each product we build or overhaul.
The ability and flexibility of ANAD to be able to overhaul, reset, remanufacture or reclaim, items ranging from wiring harnesses, seats, and line replaceable units across multiple weapons systems versus buying new parts, keeps us competitive with private industry.
ANAD has a reputation as being one of the leading depots in providing expertise and skill sets across multiple platforms.
But, possessing the knowledge to rebuild items correctly is only useful if we consistently provide quality products.
Depot employees must continue to exhibit pride in their work and strive each day to build quality products right the first time, during normal duty hours.
This not only ensures our ultimate customers have equipment which works as it should the first time and every time, but also keeps the installation within cost and schedule parameters.
These measurements of our skills and abilities mean more than just a paycheck. They can mean lives.
Many of us, including me, have family members who are on active duty or friends who are deployed.
Their lives may depend on the piece of equipment we build and send to them.
They are the reason we are here and why we do what we do.