The Columbia Group provides proven, cost-effective Operational Logistics support. Our approach is nested with Integrated Logistics Support (ILS). The goal of the ILS system is to create enduring systems, which ease costs by requiring less support and eventually increasing return on investment. Our Operational Logistics experience includes support provided in each of the 10 elements of logistics:

  • Computer Resources Support
  • Design Influence/Interface
  • Facilities
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Manpower and Personnel
  • Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHST)
  • Supply Support
  • Support Equipment
  • Technical Data
  • Training and Training Support

Past Performance Indicates Future Success

Our proven best practices have helped our past and current customers save both time and money. Our support has included:

  • IMCOM-recognized Army-wide Central Issue Facility (CIF) model
  • AMC-recognized model container management operation
  • Design, development, and implementation of a time and cost-saving detonating cord measuring device adopted into the Army Peculiar Equipment Catalog
  • Design, development, and implementation of the “kitting” concept at one of our CIF operations, cutting Soldiers’ wait time in half

Ideas & Insights

A women searches through medical supplies in the desert.Bridging the Gap: USAMMA Support Moves Closer to the Customer
By Major Michael S. Whiddon

To ensure Soldiers receive the medical support that they need, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency has developed a program to provide medical liaisons to units with medical capabilities.

Case Studies

Image of a denotating cord measuring device.Mini Case Study: Fort Hood Directorate of Logistics

The Columbia Group develops a safer, more accurate method for measuring detonating cord resulting in 100% accountability of the cord at an Ammunition Supply Point and cost savings for our customer.

A stack of clear plastics kits with supplies.Mini Case Study: Fort Bragg Directorate of Logistics

The Columbia Group reduced inventory on hand by $38 million dollars, and saved our customer an additional $539,000 annually.