Industrial Business Reform – Phase II

NCMS Project #: 142003

Problem: Like private industry, the Department of the Army remains unable to access and use reliable data for decisionmaking because many antiquated, legacy systems are being used despite new technology deployments and because business processes have not been re-designed to take full advantage of the new technology capabilities.  Both the commercial industry and the Army suffer from an information technology landscape that consists of dozens of materially relevant logistics, supply, maintenance, personnel, pay, property, contracts and financial systems that present significant inefficiencies in business processes and impediments to accurate and reliable data.

Benefit: The AMC’s global enterprise will be used as an example for demonstrating improvements to technology, data and business processes that result in a more agile organization.  This initiative will also develop an innovative business environment for a complex logistics enterprise like AMC which can be directly applied to commercial organizations focused on maintenance and logistics operations in the global marketplace and will identify methods that reduce costs for their customers through improved efficiencies.

Solution/Approach: Phase II will enable Army Material Command (AMC) to take the strategies and frameworks developed in Phase I and prototype them across the AMC organization.  Significant investment was made in developing the initial strategies and capabilities in Phase I, and Phase II seeks to act as the logical continuation of effort by focusing primarily on confirming the legitimacy of these strategies through business process re-engineering, data cleanup, and risk management.  Phase II will demonstrate strategies for the task areas identified through executing the Plan Of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) for the strategic Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), as well as an overall integrated master schedule (IMS) that reports AMC progress on demonstrating the strategies and solutions.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Standardized documentation
  • Enhance reporting capabilities
  • Improve agility, efficiency, visibility, and decision-making
  • Increase warfighter readiness
  • Reduce enterprise costs

DOD Participation:

  • Army Materiel Command

Industry Participation:

  • Guidehouse LLP
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Maintenance management improvement
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Business processes/partnerships