USMC Expeditionary Logistics and Knowledge

NCMS Project #: 140451

Problem: The Marine Corps has an increased amount of owned equipment due to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  However, the equipment is ending useful life quicker than expected.  Problems include increased wear and tear on the vehicles; increased equipment density; financial burden of resetting the force; and asset visibility.  Overall, current logistics capabilities do not provide a seamless end-to-end logistics chain.

Benefit:

  • Reduced convoys
  • Reduced local stockpiles due to visibility
  • More efficient supply chain through local/in-theater sourcing
  • Increased maintenance readiness
  • Decreased restructuring/reset costs.

Solution/Approach: The team will work closely with command elements of USMC in identifying enhancements to existing systems as well as emerging technologies that can meet near term logistical requirements.  This work will be conducted in three phases to include architecture mapping, analysis, and possible prototype development.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Increased asset accountability and visibility
  • More efficient logistics chain
  • More efficient Reset and Reconstitution (R2).

DOD Participation:

  • Logistics Planning and Vision (LPV-2), Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics (DC I&L)

Industry Participation:

  • Anglicotech, LLC
  • NCMS