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James Geurts: Navy Uses Supply Chain Mgmt Tools to Stay Ahead of Facility Closures

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James Geurts
James Geurts

James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition at the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service branch has used its supply chain management platforms to track where factory shutdown or delays could occur as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Monday.

Geurts said the use of such systems has helped the Navy identify areas where production could be increased to protect its supply lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This impacts us in many different ways,” Geurts said during a virtual Sea-Air-Space event. “This data knowledge lets us make smart, adaptive decisions.”

The Navy uses the Enterprise Resource Planning system and other supply chain management platforms that have been moved to the cloud.

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