PSCC is the Responsible Office for Army Materiel Command's vital and proactive packaging policy management program. We author two of the most critical documents used in establishing standardization of packaging requirements, policy, procedures, and program throughout the DoD. They are DoD Joint Regulation, AR 700-15/NAVSUPINST 4030.28E/AFJMAN 24-206/MCO 4030.33E/DLAD 4145.7, Packaging of Materiel, and DA Pamphlet, 700-32, Packaging of Army Materiel. Together these documents establish DoD policy on development of uniform requirements for the packaging of materiel acquired, stored, or shipped. This policy is executed through the two preeminent packaging policy bodies in DoD and the Army. PSCC provides the Army representative to the Defense Packaging Policy Group (DPPG), which is sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and is a member of the Army Packaging Policy Work Group (APPWG), with PSCC as the Deputy Chair to the HQ DA G-4 representative since its formation in 2001.
On-site support assistance is available in the form of Single Stock Fund (SSF) assessment visits, assistance to deploying units, and field assistance visits. During SSF visits, PSCC representatives assess packaging for conformance to SSF requirements. Those same representatives, often in league with PSCC HAZMAT personnel and Major Subordinate Command packaging people, provide basic packaging guidelines to units for rapid deployment. Finally, extensive on-site field assistance reviews of packaging operations is yet another PSCC assistance option. Here, PSCC evaluates on-hand packaging materials and equipment and provides listings of packaging documents and publications to packaging personnel. Representatives also review existing packaging Statements of Work and Standard Operating Procedures and ensure that required packaging practices and procedures are being properly implemented. In addition, PSCC will assess packaging personnel expertise and recommend any training requirements needed and will provide packaging data for any number of SSF national stock numbers. With our technical expertise and knowledge base, we can bring your operations into conformance with Army Transformation objectives and SSF and Velocity Management business practices. See the Packaging Assistance Request Form, (where is this form?) at this website, for a complete list of packaging areas of assistance.
PSCC also provides an Army representative to the DoD Shelf-Life Program Board. This Board evaluates the overall shelf-life program; resolves shelf-life problems; and issues shelf-life policy, procedures, and guidelines. PSCC is also the Army focal point for shelf-life information, training, automated systems, and field assistance requests. As a result of our efforts, DA was able to reduce disposal and hazardous wastes costs, increase materiel readiness, and foster personnel safety. Please use the shelf-life request form at this website to request additional information to have your shelf-life questions answered.