Development of Operational Transition Procedures & Sustainment Analysis for Global Logistics Integration System (GLIS) Supply & Maintenance Functions – Phase V

NCMS Project #: 140908

Problem: Developing an enterprise-level, information-driven logistics program that provides the right logistics data at the right time and at the right place is an ongoing challenge for industry. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), nearly 70% of all Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) deployment projects fail, are late, or go over budget. To address the challenge, a multi-phase CTMA project called GLIS was initiated. The Marine Corps (USMC) ERP logistics system, Global Combat Support System – Marine Corps (GCSS-MC), which is critical to the maintenance and sustainment of their assets worldwide, is being used as a testbed for this ERP improvement initiative.

Benefit: The ERP being used as a testbed in this initiative is fast becoming the “logistics management tool” model of choice for the commercial logistics community. This in turn has a direct benefit for the general public: enhanced logistics systems allow companies to provide goods and services to consumers at a faster rate, which not only increases consumer satisfaction, but also increases the speed at which goods, services, and money change hands, therefore benefiting the American economy. The improved efficiencies of logistics systems also reduce costs for the companies via reduced labor and transportation expenses; these savings can then be passed to the consumer by reducing the price of goods.

Solution/Approach: GLIS Phase V will integrate the lessons learned from Phases I-IV and integrate them into the maturation of the GCSS-MC R12 and allow for the full utilization of the system. New processes, procedures, and capabilities will be explored and implemented in this phase of the ERP implementation.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Improve global asset visibility, equipment and material accountability and readiness data
  • Efficient decision making and allocation of resources
  • Improve maintenance execution and tracking
  • Increase accuracy and auditability of fiduciary records

DoD Participation:

  • U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters, DC I&L (LPV, LPC)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command
  • U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command

Industry Participation:

  • Anglicotech, LLC
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

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

Focus Area:

  • Training

Final Report