The 6th Medical Logistics Management Center (MLMC)
is a multicomponent unit that provides centralized information
management of class VIII (medical materiel), medical equipment
maintenance, and blood to deployed forces.
The MLMC was established on 13 October 2000 to replace the
deactivated 6th Theater Medical Materiel Management Center.
The MLMC’s forward teams provide total asset visibility
for medical materiel in an operational theater and en route
to the theater. The MLMC base unit links theater class VIII
commodity requirements with distribution systems to get medical
supplies and equipment into the theater.
The MLMC also integrates and coordinates strategic medical
logistics actions between the theater and the service agencies
responsible for medical logistics: the Army Medical Materiel
Agency, the Air Force Medical Logistics Office, the Naval
Medical Logistics Command, and the Defense Logistics Agency’s
Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The MLMC’s responsibilities include reviewing and analyzing
demands and computing theater medical commodity requirements;
evaluating the workload, capabilities and assets of supported
medical logistics battalions; and directing cross-leveling
of workload or resources to achieve required capabilities
and maximum efficiency. The MLMC provides mapping for class
VIII commodity and distribution pipelines and furnishes medical
materiel information management data and reports to key organizations.