2.1 Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP)
The Army continues to modernize its ERP business systems to simplify operations, optimize processes, and provide an accurate, Enterprise view of business information to all users. AESIP is a key component of this initiative. AESIP integrates business processes and systems by serving as the Enterprise hub for the Army’s logistics and financial ERP business systems:
- General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), the Army’s financial system
- Global Combat Support System - Army (GCSS-Army), the tactical logistics system
- Logistics Modernization Program (LMP), the national logistics system.
AESIP enables integration by linking business processes and data across existing IT systems. This integration optimizes business processes and supports Enterprise-level information requirements. AESIP has successfully delivered a Web-based solution for the creation and management of customer and vendor master data and implemented an optimized messaging and hub services capability.
Products and Services
AESIP services include:
- Enterprise hub services
- Enterprise master data management
- Business intelligence and analytics
2.2 Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army)
Fort Lee, VA http://www.gcss.army.mil (DOD Security Certificate Required to View Site. See: http://www.militarycac.com/dodcerts.htm for more information)
GCSS-Army oversees the implementation of the tactical logistics and financial ERP program to integrate business processes and offer an Army-wide view of logistics information from the battlefield.
GCSS-Army will allow Commanders to anticipate, allocate, and synchronize the flow of resources across all areas of operations. Army logisticians will realize significant improvements in mission performance over the current tactical logistics management information systems. GCSS-Army will replace aging, stove-piped tactical logistics systems and associated financial capabilities and interface with applicable Army C2 systems and Joint systems as a follow-on initiative.
This Web-based system, supported by laptops and AIT devices, provides essential functionality for limited disconnected operations and for connected operations using robust deployable communications to connect to a centralized database for all users at all echelons
2.3 Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (J-AIT)
Alexandria, VA http://www.ait.army.mil
J-AIT provides a single point of contact for procurement and technical expertise across the suite of AIT-enabling technologies. AIT technology supports logistics, Total Asset Visibility (TAV), and the integration of global supply chains. J-AIT provides automated near real-time accurate data collection, aggregation, and retrieval technologies and services that enhance information management systems. J-AIT manages the Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility (RF-ITV) system for DoD, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and Coalition Partners in support of expeditionary logistics and the Joint Warfight.
J-AIT is the DoD procurement activity for AIT and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products and manages the worldwide RF-ITV infrastructure. J-AIT administers contracts and ensures compliance with IA and net worthiness requirements. J-AIT assists in other AIT/RFID disciplines to include Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) certification and frequency supportability.
RF-ITV is a fielded capability that provides support to Commanders and logisticians in all branches of the armed forces, NATO, and Coalition Partners. This worldwide network of more than 9,500 read and write stations (including RFID-integrated satellite tracking systems) and associated equipment in 47 countries uses RF-ITV for tracking RFID tagged shipments in the military supply chain. RF-ITV uses wireless technology to capture and pass information about resources at rest or in motion in the supply chain. RFID applications span the length of the DoD distribution supply chain to include shipping, receipt, storage/issue, transportation, nodal tracking, and disposal.
Total tracking solutions for DoD include:
- Complete program lifecycle support
- Interoperable/compatible with DoD logistics systems
- Turn-key COTS solutions
- Customer-focused support
- Sensor/condition-based monitoring
Item Unique Identification (IUID)
J-AIT offers Item Unique Identifier (IUID) technical assistance to Army activities. IUID is a program involving the marking of items delivered to the DoD with Unique Item Identifiers (UIIs), which distinguish the items from other like and unlike items. Supporting DoD IUID implementation since 2003, J-AIT is now standardizing the support services it has provided, offering non-reimbursable IUID support services to Army customers. J-AIT can answer questions on IUID and assist Army organizations with identifying cost-effective approaches for their IUID implementation responsibilities.
Products and Services
J-AIT solutions provide a suite of electronic tools to capture and transfer data about assets:
- Active and passive RFID technologies
- Bar code technologies supporting data matrix, PDF 417, and linear symbologies
- Radio frequency data collection
- Contact memory buttons
- Wireless security
2.4 Logistics Modernization Program (LMP)
Fort Monmouth, NJ and Fort Belvoir, VA https://www.po.lmp.army.mil (DOD Security Certificate Required to View Site. See: http://www.militarycac.com/dodcerts.htm for more information)
LMP provides a comprehensive, modernized logistics solution that allows AMC to provide world-class logistics readiness to the Warfighter.
Operational since July 2003, LMP delivers a fully-integrated suite of software and business processes that streamlines the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO), planning, finance, acquisition, and supply of weapon systems, spare parts, services, and materiel to the Warfighter. Fundamental to the Army’s transformation efforts, LMP replaces a stove-piped legacy systems environment and enables the Army to leverage the power of precise, up-to-the minute Enterprise-wide data and improved business processes. This state-of-the-art ERP solution moves the Army’s logistics capabilities squarely into the 21st century and sets the stage for achieving a state of excellence in joint interoperability. Today, LMP is operational at the Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Lifecycle Management Command (LCMC), Tobyhanna Army Depot, Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), Joint Munitions and Lethality (JM&L), Army Sustainment Command (ASC), Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), and other Army locations.
The program manages a multi-billion dollar inventory with tens of thousands of vendors and integrates with more than 70 DoD systems. Now fully deployed, LMP operates at over 1,000 locations with more than 21,000 users worldwide, delivering materiel to Warfighters, when and where they need it.
2.5 Movement Tracking System (MTS)
Fort Lee, VA https://www.pmmts.lee.army.mil (DOD Security Certificate Required to View Site. See: http://www.militarycac.com/dodcerts.htm for more information)
MTS is the keystone to bringing logistics into the digitized battlefield of the 21st century. It is designed to enable the Army to track the location of vehicles, provide greater visibility of in-transit logistics assets, communicate with vehicle operators, and redirect missions on a worldwide, near real-time basis. MTS is a mobile satellite two-way messaging system that connects MTS-equipped vehicles to system control stations. Communication via commercial satellites enables units to send and communicate convoy information, anywhere and at anytime.
The system is used to support missions throughout the full spectrum of military operations from peacetime to war. Through the use of Global Positioning System (GPS), RFID technology, and satellite communications, MTS provides the means for Commanders, Combat Support (CS), Combat Service Support (CSS) operations sections to move assets across the theater of operations. The system serves as a critical link between Soldiers and logistics C2 cells. In the future, the system will also possess an automatic vehicle diagnostics and prognostics capability, along with other features that support greater ITV.
2.6 Transportation Information Systems (TIS)
Alexandria, VA http://www.tis.army.mil
TIS supports the Joint Logistics (Distribution) process through improving efficiency and interoperability within the Army transportation information systems for deployment, sustainment, and redeployment activities. Unit movements, theater operations, cargo management, and air load planning applications are used throughout the transportation community supporting Warfighters worldwide. The applications support the movement of personnel, equipment, and sustainment cargo from home station to destination and back…maintaining visibility of the movement from the tactical, operational, and strategic levels.
TIS provides complete product lifecycle management, premier transportation and distribution IT solutions, transportation systems functional expertise, 24/7 customer service support, and new equipment fielding and training. TIS transportation and distribution systems include:
- Transportation Coordinators’ – Automated Information for Movements System II (TC-AIMS II) Unit Move and Deployment
- NIPRnet Globe Services (NGS) (TIS Globe)
- TC-AIMS II Theater Operations (TOPS)
- Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS)
- Automated Movement Flow Tracking – In-Transit Visibility (AMFT-ITV)
- Air Movement Request (AMR)
Advancing Warfighter Requirements
TIS uses IT as an enabler to advance the Warfighter capabilities while continually leveraging the contrasting strengths of the diverse perspectives among customers in the ARNG, Reserves, and active duty Soldiers worldwide. TIS provides IT efficiencies that deliver ongoing benefits and solutions right back to the source -- the customers.
The ARNG will replace its legacy system, the Mobilization Movement Control (MOBCON) System with TC-AIMS II used for CONUS movement control. TIS is working closely with state Defense Movement Coordinators (DMCs) and the National Guard Bureau (NGB) to complete this task by the end of FY11.
TurboTrans for Unit Movement Officers (UMOs) will provide a simplified tool for UMOs to plan movements and gather required data for import into the TC-AIMSII Unit Movement and Deployment module.