|Photo of RC-South advisers checking "warlord" shipment|
of class IX supplies for 205th Corps (photo CPL Mariah Best)
Unfortunately the class IX system for the Afghan National Army is broke. The push system provides parts from the national warehouse down to the corps and then the corps push these supplies down to the brigades. What is pushed is not what is usually needed. The established system for ordering parts that are required is not utilized effectively (despite many years of advisers trying to fix that). The end result is a glut of unneeded parts and supplies and a lack of critical items.
With the recent logistics training by the SFAATs in RC-South it is hoped that the class IX supply issue is alleviated. Read more in "ANSF and ISAF work logistics for upcoming elections", DVIDS, January 24, 2014. www.dvidshub.net/news/119602/ansf-and-isaf-work-logistics-upcoming-elections