Improving Supply Availability & Organic Industrial Base (OIB) Performance through Management – Phase IV

NCMS Project #: 141070

Problem: Commercial airlines, rail and trucking companies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, municipal emergency departments, mass transit organizations, and rental car companies are among the types of institutions that must make maintaining their assets a priority or they risk going out of business.  The Army seeks to meet increased readiness requirements, diversify and modernize its equipment, and be more expeditionary.  It too faces increasing challenges in achieving required levels of effectiveness and efficiency in maintenance and sustainment.

Benefit: The AMC Supply Chain Strategy and Metrics definitions will be used as a model for industry to demonstrate how integrated commercial and government supply chains and worldwide sustainment networks can benefit the general public.  If original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), commercial and organic repair facilities can be synchronized, overall overhead costs can be reduced, as can delivery time of products and services.  

Solution/Approach: The approach of the overarching effort is to develop and implement a supply chain strategy, focusing on improving supply availability and organic industrial base performance.  Phase IV builds upon the successes of previous phases and will finalize a key set of standard metrics by which the Army Materiel Command (AMC) can see itself.  It will understand the impacts on supply availability and readiness, improve forecasting and supply plan methodologies, and generate performance information to support the end-to-end integration and synchronization of AMC’s supply chain.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Improve warfighter readiness
  • Eliminate waste
  • Increase safety
  • Reduce costs
  • Elevate decision-making

DOD Participation:

  • Army Materiel Command

Industry Participation:

  • Guidehouse LLP
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Repair turn-around time
  • Positive environmental impact
  • Safety
  • Maintenance management improvement
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Business processes/partnerships