In Naval Medicine and Dentistry with logistical duties, the Head of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) has developed a standard organizational structure for medical logistics departments.
What does the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) do?
In the organization, the primary functional areas are:
- Contracting and procurement
- Receiving, storing and issuing of material
- Management of stock supply
- Division of Equipment Management · Division of Biomedical Equipment Maintenance
- Contracting for health services
The Department of Medical Logistics manages the internal supply programs. Additional duties may also be given to medical logistics, such as food services or linen management.
What is the Defense Logistics Agency?
Through the Federal Supply System, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) oversees central inventory management and physical delivery of medical and dental equipment to marine MTF/DTFs across the world.
Materiel managers have many access options available to acquire government and commercial medical and dental equipment. In co-operation with the army, navy and air force, DLA has devised numerous creative procurement methods that will match customer demand due to fast changes in medicine and desire for state-of-the-art materials. The most prominent is the current Prime Vendor Program and the IMCPAC, commonly known as the government-wide buy card program, of the Philadelphia Defense Supply Center (DSCP).