Ventia has signed a contract to transfer the service of Defence Retail Stores, previously conducted under the Estate Maintenance and Operational Services (EMOS) contract with Estate and Infrastructure Group, to a new agreement with Joint Logistics Command (JLC).
The Retail Stores service is a critical logistics function which manages a range of ADF inventory at 38 locations across Australia, from furniture distribution and medical equipment supply through to explosive ordnance, weapons and support to field training activities.
The transfer of the service to the JLC command ensures all logistics support services are managed under one umbrella including Ventia’s management and operation of Defence Clothing Stores and kitting activities.
Ventia says the transition also offers the opportunity for greater supply chain analysis and improvement through streamlining of supply and receipt.
Ventia’s Group Executive, Defence & Social Infrastructure, Derek Osborn, said the selection is a testament to the company’s strong relationships with both Estate and Infrastructure Group and Joint Logistics Command.
“Ventia is very proud to offer a seamless transition of the Retail Stores service between two very important clients,” Osborn said.
“It’s been a great collaboration between E&IG, JLC and Ventia to reach this outcome. Importantly, it allows us the ability to offer ADF customers a one-stop-shop for logistics requirements at multiple locations."