Supply Item Logistics Capability Initiative – Phase III

NCMS Project #: 141055

Problem: In the realm of maintenance and sustainment, synchronizing platforms to create a complete picture of scheduled/needed repairs and maintenance, availability of skilled technical personnel, inventory levels, and supply chain logistics is paramount. Design for standardization, cataloging and effectively identifying and managing parts for distribution (e.g., how/where they are ultimately utilized) while being able to quickly and accurately assess quantities for parts and components from more than one supplier, all the while meeting specific maintenance or sustainment requirements is an issue that industry has yet to overcome.

Benefit: The overall intent of this initiative is to use the U.S. Navy’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) logistics system as a surrogate to industry to demonstrate how improvements to their logistics systems and worldwide distribution networks can benefit the general public.This technical, cloud-based ERP platform culminating in Phase III of this project can be readily applied to the commercial market, either integrating with existing ERPs or replacing them at a much lower cost.

Solution/Approach: Phase III is focused on extending the time needed to ensure compliance with the latest government cyber-security requirements, accreditation, and policies. Adherence to these previously unspecified mandates will provide new functionality that could be extensible for use by the operational forces, increasing productivity and providing a streamlined process for all forces to utilize.

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Impact on Warfighter:

  • Reduce sustainment costs
  • Centralized visibility of assets
  • Mitigate shortfalls risks
  • Accelerate decision-making
  • Improve warfighter readiness

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Air Force (observer)
  • U.S. Marine Corps (observer)

Industry Participation:

  • One Network Enterprises, Inc.
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Safety
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Business IT and analytics