Automated Armory: Total Asset Visibility Evaluation and Demonstration – Phase II

NCMS Project #: 141069

Problem: It is not enough anymore to know just what is on hand, but one needs to be cognizant of a range of aspects of items.  Attributes such as shelf life, location, in use date, expiration date, material properties, and storage and transport requirements are just a sampling of the critical data points organizations needs to correctly maintain and monitor to be competitive. Effective management of controlled items is particularly important.  Whether the industry is medical, construction, oil & gas, transportation or even banking, the public puts great faith in the ability of a company to effectively and continually monitor and secure all the assets in their possession as a means to ensure public safety and good.

Benefit: A reliable automated inventory database can reduce the cost of unneeded overages, production delays due to assets that haven’t been maintained, or missing inventory that hasn’t been cataloged properly.  Industries such as medical, construction, oil & gas, automotive and nuclear are perfect targets for AIMS and its associated modules.  Unique to the AIMS solution is the way in which it can quickly and easily be tailored to meet the different challenges that an organization faces related to total asset visibility.

Solution/Approach: Phase I of the TAVE&D established evaluation criteria and associated metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of automating armory operations.  The objective of Phase II of the TAVE&D project is to evaluate the Level of Effort (LOE) and Return on Investment (ROI) of government-requested modifications to existing armory processes and associated armory automation demonstrated by Asset Information Management Solution (AIMS)-Automated Armory® (AA) at Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC).  Phase II will delve into an investigation substantiating the impact those changes would have if implemented and expanded across the Marine Corps Enterprise.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Enhances management and reporting of sensitive and controlled items
  • Lowers total ownership costs
  • Increases organizational efficiency
  • Provides total asset visibility

DOD Participation:

  • Deputy Commandant, Installation and Logistics, LPC-1
  • Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC)
  • 1st Marine Division Units
  • 2nd Marine Division Units
  • 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Units
  • 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Units
  • HNX-1
  • MCAF Quantico
  • TBS, Quantico
  • 4th Combat Engineer Battalion (4th CEB)

Industry Participation:

  • Troika Solutions, LLC
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Business processes/partnerships

Final Report