KIGALI, Rwanda -- Staff Sgt. Austin Jackson marshals a C-130 Hercules aircraft Oct. 24 at the international airport here.  He is a flight manager assigned to the 322nd Air Expeditionary Group.  Sergeant Jackson is deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, supporting a humanitarian mission to help the African Union mitigate the crisis in Sudan's Darfur Region.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Tolley)

Boneal Provides Ground Support

SUCCESS STORY: USAF Ground Support Project

Customer:
Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WRALC), Robins AFB, GA

Customer Need:
The USAF identified over 7500 items of ground support equipment (GSE) that represented only 2-4% of total annual spend dollars, but generated 62% of annual contract actions.  Additionally, these items had sporadic demand, an unreliable supply chain, and cost <$10K per unit.  The USAF proposed a Third Party Logistics (3PL) contract for the sourcing, procurement, and direct vendor delivery (DVD) of these items

Project Summary:

BONEAL needed to establish a reliable supply chain to meet USAF operational needs, as well as source, procure, and deliver items on demand at firmed-fixed pricing. Obsolescence management of legacy support equipment was also required, as was the improvement of on-time delivery and small business utilization over USAF historical trends. Establishing a secure electronic data exchange (EDE that provides program transparency and a customized customer interface was needed as well.

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BONEAL has provided a reliable and cost effective supply chain solution to the USAF for the procurement of vital ground support equipment (GSE) for over seven years.

Result Summary:

•  BONEAL sourced and delivered over 3600 USAF requisitions representing approximately 7000 line items and over $30M.

•  BONEAL achieved greater than 88% small business utilization

 BONEAL improved Government ARO by 40 days for all items (on average)

•  Provided continuous support to 415 USAF airbases worldwide and FMS