Development of Operational Transition Procedures and Sustainment Analysis for Global Logistics Information Systems’ (GLIS) Supply and Maintenance Functions – Phase II

NCMS Project #: 140815

Problem: GCSS-MC has become the gateway to break the “business as usual” methodology and practice. Similar to industry having to deal with their competitiveness issues, the Marine Corps faces Force Structure restructuring and a global repositioning, all at reduced funding. This mandates full accountability and visibility of assets and equipment from their depots to the tactical edge of operations.

Benefit: This effort will provide the USMC and potentially industry with a solution and ability to pool supply chain information including maintenance and readiness data. The result will help reduce redundancy and streamline logistical support functions while generating data that will be used to further improve system readiness and reduce cost for all participating services. These integration and efficiency improvements can be further utilized and adapted to commercial industry.

Solution/Approach: Improved training and integration techniques were developed during Phase I and these efforts demonstrated decreased instruction and familiarization time and resulted in more effective users within the system.

The objective of this initiative is to explore and develop improved implementation actions, processes and procedures in order to increase the accuracy, auditability, efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain and maintenance functions through knowledge management and general logistical and technical analysis, solution development, and implementation. Special areas of focus will be on reporting and financial compliance activities, accuracy of records and ability to forecast and project maintenance and supply capabilities, material inventories and utilization of personnel and assets. This effort will improve system performance and enhance the user experience within the system.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Increase efficient allocation of maintenance resources
  • Improve global asset visibility and equipment readiness
  • Reduce costs

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Marine Corps, Installations & Logistics (LP)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command

Industry Participation:

  • Anglicotech, LLC
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Obsolescence management and continued maintenance capability
  • Positive environmental impact
  • Safety
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Autonomic processes

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