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Army Base Storage And Distribution Agency

Volume 281: debated on Wednesday 17 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about the key targets for 1996–97 for the Army Base Storage and Distribution Agency. [38313]

The chief executive of the Army Base Storage and Distribution Agency has been set the following key targets for 1996–97:

Key targetsPerformance output 1996–97
1. To develop and implement the full ABSDA IS strategy by:
(a) Implementing the IS strategy by initiating action to make changes to existing systems and to procure IT as appropriate.31 March 1997
(b) Implement the full corporate MIS throughout ABSDA. (Subject to IS Strategy Study recommendations.)(31 March 1998)
2. Implement the outstanding DCS 10 recommendations:
(a) Handback of BAD Bracht site on schedule.30 September 1996
(b) Closure of Vehicle Depot Ludgershall for operations on schedule.31 March 1997
3. To meet targets for storage, maintenance and distribution and monitor progress towards achieving standards:
a. Stores Demands
Stores and Equipment. To meet the Standard Priority System (SPS) 96 Supply Chain Processing Times (SCPT) for material authorised for issue
(a) Immediate Priority—Operational Standard Priority Code (SPC) 199 per cent.
(b) High Priority—Operational SPC 298 per cent.
(c) Medium Priority—Operational SPC 397 per cent.
(d) Routine Priority—Operational SPC 495 per cent.
(e) Immediate Priority—Non Operational SPC 599 per cent.
(f) High Priority—Non Operational SPC 698 per cent.
(g) Medium Priority—Non Operational SPC 797 per cent.
(h) Routine Priority—Non Operational SPC 895 per cent.
(Operational demands take precedence over all other demands in SPC order)
To meet the required Delivery date99.8 per cent.
(a) Immediate Priority96 per cent.
(b) High Priority94 per cent.
(c) Medium Priority92 per cent.
(d) Routine Demands90 per cent.
(a) Bulk Fuel95 per cent.
(b) Packed Fuel and Oils/Lubs95 per cent.
b. To Maintain, repair, refurbish and modify Army ammunition to levels of service agreed with DLSA:
(a) Completion by target97 per cent.
(b) Completion within target cost92 per cent.
(c) Completion to specified quality98 per cent.
(a) Initial acceptance—within 4 weeks of receipt100 per cent.
(b) Specials—within target date set by DLSA97 per cent.
Completion to specified quality standard and target dates96 per cent.
Key targetsPerformance output 1996–97
4. To deliver special to task and on the job training for Land Command Units Employed in the Base (LUEB).
(a) To maintain operational and military preparedness.Pass OPEVAL to satisfactory standard.
(b) To provide training for all soldiers to Army Training Directives (ATD) levels.Pass OPEVAL to satisfactory standard.
5. To complete the activities and achieve the results laid down in the ABSDA TQ Strategy for each year between 1996–97 to 1998–99.
(a) 100 per cent. of all managers to be trained.31 October 1996
(b) All staff to have been trained and operating the Total Quality Leadership process. Mechanisms to be in place to train new employees,(31 March 1998)
(c) ABSDA TQ to have a positive impact on our customers such that they have an increasing satisfaction and confidence in ABSDA and the Agency confirmed as their preferred supplier.(31 March 1999)
6. To complete a Competing for Quality (CFQ) programme of ABSDA business.
(a) Stores Division.(31 June 1998)
(b) Ammunition Division.(31 December 1997)
(c) Base Vehicle Depot Ashchurch.(31 August 1997)
7. Deliver required efficiencies according to DG Log Sp(A)'s Efficiency Plany.2.5 per cent.