The EFCOG Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Subgroup was chartered January 2021 to assist member companies attain and maintain excellence in all aspects of SCRM within DOE contractor organizations and for vendor and suppliers of DOE contractors. The subgroup consists of representatives from EM, NNSA, and non-NNSA laboratories and also includes key vendors that are members of EFCOG. The group meets monthly to share and exchange information relevant to supply chain risk. This includes discussions on new policies and guidance, best practices, lessons learned, resources, and recommendations for improvement. The subgroup in 2021 led the effort to collect benchmarking information across the DOE complex, obtain vendor perspective on SCRM, and collected information from other non-DOE organizations on SCRM programs and processes.
Jason Eaton is the deputy director of Supply Chain Management for Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, the company responsible for the management and operation of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In this role, he oversees the day-to-day procurement, material handling and delivery, and movement of items throughout the two sites and with other National Nuclear Security Administration sites.
Eaton has more than 20 years’ experience in leading supply chain activities throughout the acquisition life cycle, primarily supporting defense and intelligence missions. He played significant roles in setting up supply chain operations at both programmatic and corporate levels as well as being involved in some of the early planning for purchasing and supply chain management at the Air Force’s Logistics centers.
Before joining CNS, Eaton served as the vice president and sourcing operations director for Leidos’ Strategic Sourcing Group. He was responsible for all tangible goods and software procurement for the corporation’s programs, as well as acquisition of all overhead requirements. He led a team who supported thousands of programs and requestors with an annual spend of almost $800 million.
Eaton’s initial start in supply chain was as a contracting officer in the U.S. Air Force. He served in various bases and roles, including base construction and services contracts and advisor on contracting policy for purchasing and supply chain management.
Eaton earned a B.S. in political science from the United States Air Force Academy and an M.S. in strategic sourcing from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager through the Institute for Supply Management and is certified by Defense Acquisition University as Level II in contracting.
- SCRM subgroup survey results Click to view/download PDF
- SCRM Benchmarking white paperClick to view/download PDF