The Marine Corps’ Global Combat Support System (GCSS-MC) is being used as a testbed for the GLIS project, an ongoing enterprise resource planning (ERP) improvement initiative. GCSS-MC is the service’s ERP logistics system, and it plays a critical role in the maintenance and sustainment of Marine Corps assets across the globe. Outside of the U.S. military, ERP systems boost the bottom line of manufacturers, distributers, and sustainers and ensure that their customers receive timely service. The GLIS project is currently in Phase V; GLIS Closeout will synthesize the lessons learned from Phases I-V and integrate them into the maturation of the GCSS-MC R12, the final version of the GCSS-MC, with full functionality.
The last phase of the ERP implementation, which will be split into two parts, will explore and introduce new processes, procedures, and capabilities. Part A will continue the work completed in Phase V, then Part B will wrap up all training, procedure documentation, and final reporting. It will also include a review of the legacy and migratory logistics systems and applications in their entirety, examining functions that are not part of GCSS-MC and are neither integrated into it nor interoperable with it. Based on this review, the project team will recommend a portfolio modernization path and data strategy to the government that are consistent with the Marine Corps Headquarters Deputy Commandant of Logistics Portfolio Strategy.
Those interested in participating in this initiative should contact Nicholas Brown by March 1, 2018. We encourage participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).