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  • Military Clothing Sales Stores

    1. 1. Military Clothing Sales Stores WE GO…WHERE YOU GO!
    2. 2. Mission <ul><li>Serve as the official military clothing retail store for the Services, providing issue uniform clothing and optional military uniform items while operating in accordance with directives set by the Services. Additionally, provide optional military related items while generating reasonable earnings for contribution to the Service’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation fund. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Ownership <ul><li>All Military Clothing Sales Stores (MCSS) are owned by the Departments of the Army or Air Force. </li></ul><ul><li>AAFES manages MCSS stores for the Services under an MOA. </li></ul><ul><li>The Services write the policy governing the operation of their stores and the merchandise to be sold. </li></ul>
    4. 4. AAFES MCSS Stats <ul><li>AAFES manages MCSS for the Services. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>186 Stores Worldwide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>98 Army </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>84 Air Force </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 USMC </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. MCSS Merchandise <ul><li>DSCP Issue Merchandise (Dept 19) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funded by the Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sold at Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procurement Agency: Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AAFES Optional or Commercial Merchandise (Dept 40) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funded by AAFES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uniforms approved by the Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality equal or better than DSCP </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Online and Catalog <ul><li>Toll-free calls for ordering </li></ul><ul><li>Online shopping 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Great stock selection with free shipping </li></ul>
    7. 7. Services Clothing Operation <ul><li>Uniform Boards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet annually to define requirements, recommend changes to new uniforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AAFES is a member of the Army and Air Force Uniform Boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief of Staff of each service approves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Army PEO / Wright Patterson / Institute of Heraldry / Natick Labs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write specifications & test prototypes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass to DSCP/AAFES for procurement </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Military Clothing Contacts <ul><li>Army </li></ul><ul><li>G-4 </li></ul><ul><li>G-1 </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing and Heraldry Service Office </li></ul><ul><li>Program Executive Office (PEO) </li></ul><ul><li>Natick Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Major Commands </li></ul><ul><li>Air Force </li></ul><ul><li>AF/A1DO </li></ul><ul><li>AF/A4RM </li></ul><ul><li>HSG/YAPC-WP (AFCO) </li></ul><ul><li>HSG/YAPC-PA (AFCTO) </li></ul>DSCP Institute of Heraldry USMC/USMC Reserves Military Clothing & Accessories Navy/NEXCOM
    9. 9. Ongoing Issues <ul><li>Army </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Army Service Uniform (ASU) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Retardant (FR) items </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Air Force new uniforms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AF Airman Battle Uniform (ABU) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ABU Boots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AF Heritage Coat </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Procurement Classifications <ul><li>ISSUE items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All come from DSCP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optional Uniform Items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Services develop specs and certify vendors for each item </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified vendors produce pilot lot (2 of each size) for inspection by AAFES & Services approval </li></ul></ul><ul><li>COTS (commercial off the shelf) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial items that are used by the military </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approved by the services for wear / use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must meet applicable military criteria </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. ISSUE ITEMS <ul><li>Procured by DLA (DSCP) </li></ul><ul><li>Ordered by MCSS stores </li></ul><ul><li>Sold at DSCP cost to Service members </li></ul><ul><li>Issued on 3078’s and AF impact </li></ul>
    12. 12. Optional Items Procurement <ul><li>Vendors Submit Items to the Services for Certification: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Army – Natick Labs: Joe Santos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Force – AFCO: Libby Glade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AAFES Purchases Optional Items Certified by the Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Services provide AAFES the list of certified suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AAFES uniform buyer contacts vendors and negotiates price and availability (contract or electronically) </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. COTS MCSS requirements <ul><li>Must be packaged for retail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UPC codes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boxed, pegged, hanging depends on category </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must be EDI </li></ul><ul><li>Must meet the Services Specs (color, shade, camo pattern and possibly nIR or FR) </li></ul>
    14. 14. LEAN and MCSS uniforms Goals <ul><li>Eliminate waste in uniform process </li></ul><ul><li>Create single piece flow of uniforms </li></ul><ul><li>Remove processes the customer will not pay extra for or wait longer for </li></ul><ul><li>Create pull inventory control instead of push </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce cycle time for all uniforms </li></ul>
    15. 15. Lean Solutions <ul><li>Multi Tier approach: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DSCP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off the rack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semi custom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full Custom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each Customer can decide by three factors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fit / Appearance </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. LEAN off the rack <ul><li>MCSS stores would stock a entry price point uniform in addition to the DSCP uniform </li></ul><ul><li>Customers could buy these off the rack and have them altered to fit. </li></ul><ul><li>This would be relatively inexpensive probably poly uniform </li></ul>
    17. 17. LEAN Semi Custom <ul><li>This uniform would be semi custom </li></ul><ul><li>The manufacturer would stock a unfinished uniform (sleeves, hem, sides) </li></ul><ul><li>Stores would send in the order with the customers measurements and the manufacturer would complete the uniform to the size required </li></ul><ul><li>This would be a mid priced uniform </li></ul>
    18. 18. LEAN Custom <ul><li>Full custom uniform </li></ul><ul><li>The store would measure the customer enter the order via a web application </li></ul><ul><li>The manufacturer would batch the orders and make them in a production run </li></ul><ul><li>Customers would wait longer and get a full custom uniform at a reasonable cost </li></ul>
    19. 19. LEAN Goals all MCSS items <ul><li>Support US industry base </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce inventory investment </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce waste </li></ul><ul><li>Single piece flow </li></ul><ul><li>Pull inventory system </li></ul><ul><li>Increase turns </li></ul><ul><li>Improve uniform appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Improve product performance </li></ul><ul><li>Offer more choice </li></ul><ul><li>Be our customers first choice </li></ul>
    20. 20. New Vendors <ul><li>General Information for Vendors web page </li></ul>
    21. 21. New Vendors con’t. <ul><li>Partners.aafes.com Website </li></ul>
    22. 22. EDI <ul><li>Oracle Retail will require EDI </li></ul><ul><li>Vendors will have two options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third Party Subscriber </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EDI Data Sets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>850 and 855 for Orders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>810 for Invoice and Payments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>856 for ASN’s (Advanced Ship Notices) </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Oracle Retail Data Input <ul><li>Excel Spreadsheet for New Items. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Serving the Best Customers in the World!

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