The Y‑12 National Security Complex recently was recognized by the National Nuclear Security Administration for achieving the highest savings rate for fiscal year 2013 in the NNSA complex.
At the Supply Chain Management Center biannual operational meeting in April, NNSA presented Y‑12 Procurement Operations with the award recognizing performance in attaining the Highest Total Strategic Savings Rate among NNSA's seven management and operating contractors. Y‑12 achieved a total 6.51 percent savings rate of total strategic spend as calculated by the elements of cost savings measured by the SCMC.
In FY 2014, the SCMC also accepted Y‑12's recommendation for a regional sourcing approach. This new localized approach will award supplier contracts regionally to improve lead time, reduce freight cost, and increase use of local small businesses. Sites within the same region will be served by the contracted supplier in the area instead of a national single-source supplier.