As a Joint weapons system inventor)' control point, DLA Land and Maritime also provides customer support to sustain and enhance materiel readiness for Navy industrial activities. This includes wholesale supply support of the industrial mission through the Maritime Customer Operations Industrial Readiness Cell (IRC), as well as direct industrial supply support at the four Navy public shipyards through the DLA Land and Maritime shipyard detachments.
Led by Supply Corps commander officers in charge, DLA shipyard detachments serve as Land and Maritime's customer facing component embedded with the shipyard. DLA shipyard detachments arc the lead customer relationship management representative providing acquisition services for non-standard materiel requirements and integrated logistical solutions to meet the Navy's Class IX industrial requirements. The IRC addresses strategic operations supporting all maritime maintenance and availabilities as well as collaborating across DLA's supply chains and distribution centers to deliver emergent requirements and industrial readiness solutions.
BY LT. CMDR. MIKE LABBE
Industrial Readiness Chief, DLA Land and Maritime Land and Maritime