Procurement and payment processes for Logistics Request (LOGREQs) have historically been done at the local ship level, but soon there will be a new way to pay for these and other items and port services using Procure-to-Pay (P2P), an off-ship payment process.
The new system will prevent ships from being overcharged for services they receive or charged for items or services they did not accept. HSPs will no longer be paid directly by the ship, which will allow supply departments to focus their efforts on ensuring accurate receipts and allow them to execute a successful port visit.
So far, a patrol craft, destroyer, amphibious assault ship and a submarine have tested the new P2P process. USS Wasp used P2P during their visit to Port Everglades for Fleet Week in May.
Cmdr. Jose Feliz, USS Wasp supply officer, said:
P2P was very effective on our recent port visit to New Orleans. The process helped ease some of the administrative steps my supply department had to take associated with the port visits.
Over the next few months, a carrier, cruiser, mine countermeasure ship, littoral combat ship, dock landing ship, and amphibious transport dock will continue to test the process in U.S. 5th Fleet, U.S. 7th Fleet and throughout the United States.
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