Team Leidos supports the UK military in the fight against COVID-19
Team Leidos has been supporting the MOD in the UK’s battle against coronavirus, by assisting with the receipt, integration, storage and distribution of life-saving ventilators and associated ancillaries. Using the Defence Fulfilment Centre (DFC) at MOD Donnington, we have been coordinating shipments of ventilators and ancillary equipment and delivering them to hospitals in need across the country.
In the last five years, Team Leidos (led by Prime Contractor Leidos and supported by sub-contractors Kuehne + Nagel, TVS Supply Chain Solutions, Leidos Supply and Agility) has helped to deliver lasting change to the UK MOD’s supply chain through our support of the Logistic Commodities & Services Transformation (LCST) programme.
Team Leidos was able to respond rapidly to the call from the MOD for additional logistics assistance, with the team managing to get this complex operation up and running within just seven days of being approached, showing great flexibility in quickly establishing a unique stock control system and training the relevant teams to use it.
The ventilators and ancillaries arrived at the DFC from UK manufacturers across various industries as well as from overseas, typifying the fantastic community and collaborative spirit that has swept across the UK during this crisis. Team Leidos personnel feel immensely proud to be playing their part and are working tirelessly to deliver this support to the national effort against COVID-19.
To date, the Programme has delivered well over £1 billion of products to the UK Military using cutting-edge procurement techniques and strong governance. It has also paved the way for a smarter military supply chain of the future, thanks to the introduction of the innovative Supply Chain Integration Platform (SCIP), which offers the MOD a robust, scalable IT solution, similar to that offered by many online retailers.