Development of Operational Transition Procedures and Sustainment Analysis for GCSS-MC Supply and Maintenance Functions – Phase I

NCMS Project #: 140706

Problem: Not all Marines were available during the initial implementation and cut over training, and the Marines rotating into the unit will at best have received generic training not specific to a particular MEF’s operation.  Due to the inherent nature of enterprise resource planning tool-suite deployments, MEF operational tempo, and the nascent enterprise training at TECOM, expert assessment and learning through shared user/expert interaction is critical to ensure the transition to GCSS-MC results in the maintenance and supply business improvements for the Marine Corps.

Benefit: The training, technical instruction, and detailed analysis of supply and maintenance policies and procedures will have a positive and long-term effect on DoD.  Through increased operational knowledge and technical expertise the users of GCSS-MC will gain proficiency, increased effectiveness, and efficiencies through this initiative.  This project will enable industry partners to better anticipate equipment sustainment requirements in support of reconstitution and the critical transition to a Middle Weight force.  It will improve the design and production of ground equipment for operational use.

Solution/Approach: This project will assess and develop optimum operational procedures for supply and maintenance activities required to maximize the benefits of GCSS-MC implementation.  This initiative will also assess the sustainment requirements of GCSS-MC Field Supply and Maintenance Analysis functionality in order to define and provide optimum system sustainment requirements. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) cognizant of Marine Corps supply and maintenance processes and requirements who also possess an in-depth knowledge of commercially available Oracle enterprise business systems suites of tools will assess daily operations, MEF specific standard operating procedures, FSMAO activities and shipboard exercises during the transition of GCSS-MC to field operations.  This hands-on experience will enable these SMEs to adequately assess GCSS-MC maintenance and supply support functionality in order to define future improvement requirements.

Impact on Warfighter: This initiative will improve logistics operations in a number of ways.  The first and most important will be the development and maturation of the abilities of the personnel using the system.  Through hands on detailed training specific to each unit’s situation a better understanding of the system will be gained.  The ability to train and educate the Marines in their workspaces and conducting their unit’s actual supply and maintenance operations will provide an understanding that will increase efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Decrease in user processing time for transactions within the system due to increased proficiency.
  • Ability to train personnel at their using unit vice in a remote classroom setting will increase understanding of the system due to the use of real-time data.

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Marine Corps (DC, I&L)
  • U.S. Marine Corps (LPV, LPC-3))

Industry Participation:

  • Anglicotech, LLC
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Obsolescence management and continued maintenance capability
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Training

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