Marine Corps Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) of Operating Materials and Supplies (OM&S)

NCMS Project #: 140705

Problem: The Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics (DC I&L) is tasked to coordinate and improve the logistics chain continuum from requirements determination; to acquisition, manufacturing, and fielding; to sustainment within the operating forces and maintenance in the depots, and ultimately through disposal.  Integral to accomplishing these tasks is improving equipment accountability across the Marine Corps.  The DC I&L is also charged with leveraging commercial best practices and tools whenever appropriate and in the best interest of the Marine Corps.  In order to comply with these directives, DC I&L requires a comprehensive assessment of Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) enablers currently in use and a thorough understanding of the potential to improve FIAR process outcomes via the adoption of best commercial practices and technologies.

Benefit: The efforts by this project will identify the enterprise requirements, acquisition, maintenance, and sustainment initiatives that directly support and complement the OSD-mandated supply chain and total ownership costs efficiencies.  The DoD benefits from this effort will facilitate prudent investment decisions, cost documentation and efficiencies, and improve force readiness and ground equipment performance in line with DoD and Department of Navy imperatives.

Solution/Approach: The objective of this effort is to perform in-depth analysis of mission critical asset audit readiness and supplemental support processes and technologies and to identify potential corrective action plans that would improve financial management processes and technologies that leverage commercial best practices and tools.

Impact on Warfighter: This effort helps reduce the Service-level risk associated with the mix of forces, equipment, and support attainable within fiscal constraints.

  • Improve equipment accountability
  • Validation of unit inventories

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters (LPC-2)

Industry Participation:

  • The Columbia Group
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

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

Focus Area:

  • Business processes/partnerships

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