2.0 Logistics

PEO-EIS 2010
2.0 Logistics

2.0) Logistics

2.1) Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP)
Alexandria, VA
Phone: (703) 682-3005

Project Summary  

The Army continues to modernize its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business systems to simplify operations, optimize processes and provide an accurate, enterprise view of business information to all users. The Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) is a key component of this initiative. AESIP will integrate 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),  theArmy’s financial system,

*Global Combat Support System - Army  (GCSS-Army), the tactical logistics system, and

* Logistics Modernization Program (LMP), the national logistics system. 


The AESIP program enables integration by linking business processes and data across existing IT systems. This integration will optimize business processes and support 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

Phone: (804) 734-5601

Project Summary
PM Global Combat Support System-Army (PM GCSS-Army) oversees the implementation of the tactical logistics 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 seven current Army tactical logistics systems and interface with applicable Army Command and Control (C2) systems and Joint systems as a follow-on initiative.

This Web-based system, supported by lightweight mobile applications, 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.  Future increments of GCSS-Army will provide additional logistics capability.

2.3) Logistics Modernization

Program (LMP)
Fort Monmouth, NJ
Phone: (856) 988-6820

Project Summary
The U.S. Army’s Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) provides a comprehensive, modernized logistics solution that allows the Army Materiel Command (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 streamline 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 CECOM Lifecycle Management Command (LCMC), Tobyhanna Army Depot, the 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. When fully deployed in 2011, the program will operate in more than 1,000 locations with more than 17,000 users worldwide, delivering materiel to Warfighters, when and where they need it.

2.4) Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (J-AIT)
Newington, VA
Phone: (703) 339-4400
Project Summary

The Product Manager Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (PdM 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. PdM J-AIT provides automated near real-time accurate data collection, aggregation, and retrieval technologies and services that enhance information management systems. PdM J-AIT manages the Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility (RF-ITV) system for DoD, NATO, and Coalition Partners in support of expeditionary logistics and the joint war fight.

PdM J-AIT is the DoD procurement activity for AIT and radio frequency identification (RFID) products and manages the worldwide RF-ITV infrastructure.  PdM J-AIT administers  AIT/RFID contracts and ensures compliance with information assurance and net worthiness requirements. PdM 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 8,600 read and write stations (including RFID-integrated satellite tracking systems) and associated equipment in 43 countries is used 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 – pick, pack, load, and tag containers and automatically forward data

*receipt – automatic update of inventory and validation upon arrival

*storage/issue – inventory and yard management

*transportation – movement and consolidation for trans-shipment

*nodal tracking; maintenance – movement tracking of parts, components and assemblies

*disposal – hazardous material tracking

Total tracking solutions for DoD include:
* Complete program lifecycle support

* Interoperable/compatible with DoD logistics systems

*Turn-key commercial off-the-shelf solutions

*Customer-focused support

*Sensor/condition-based monitoring

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

*Item unique identification (IUID)

*Wireless Security

* Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordinance (HERO)

*Frequency Supportability

2.5) Movement Tracking System (MTS)
Fort Lee, VA
Phone: (804) 734-5905

Project Summary

Product Manager Movement Tracking System (MTS) is the keystone to bringing logistics into the digitized battlefield of the 21st century.  It is designed for the Army and its logistics vehicle operators 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 is totally wireless, from MTS-equipped vehicles to system control stations.  Communication between the system components via commercial satellites has enabled units to send and receive traffic over the horizon, 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) technology, RFID technology and satellite communications, MTS provides the means for logistics commanders and Combat Support/Combat Service Support (CS/CSS) operations sections to exercise assured positive movement control of assets across the theater of operations.  The system serves as a crucial link between maneuvering logistics Soldiers and logistics command and control cells.  In the future, the system will also possess an automatic vehicle diagnostics and prognostics capability, along with other features that support greater in-transit visibility. 

2.6) Transportation Information Systems (TIS)
Alexandria, VA
Phone: (703) 428-4086

Project Summary

The TIS mission is to provide and sustain premier transportation and distribution IT solutions to move the Warfighter and enable the Army’s transformation to a net-centric fighting force.  TIS unit move, theater operations, cargo management, and air load planning applications are used throughout the transportation community supporting the Warfighter worldwide. The applications support the movement of personnel, equipment, and sustainment cargo from home station to destination and back—maintaining visibility of the movement at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels.

TIS supports the Joint Logistics (Distribution) process through improving efficiency and interoperability within the Army transportation systems for deployment, sustainment, and redeployment activities. TIS provides:
*Total Customer Focus

*Complete Product Life Cycle Management

*Premier Transportation and Distribution IT Solutions

*Transportation Systems Functional Expertise

*24/7 Customer Service Center Support

* New Equipment Fielding and Training

PM TIS has the ability to execute strategically using IT as an enabler to advance the Warfighter’s requirements. TIS continually leverages the contrasting strengths of the diverse perspectives among customers in the National Guard, Reserves, and active duty Soldiers worldwide. We add value through innovations in processes, products, and services. We understand the dynamic of how to use data and have the technical knowledge to deliver ongoing benefits and solutions right back to the source: our customers.

TIS has regional offices across the Continental United States (CONUS) and Southwest Asia (SWA). Offices are in place in Ft. Lee, VA; Ft. Hood, TX; Ft. Lewis, WA; and Kuwait. The purpose of these dedicated teams of trainers, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and System Integration Managers (SIMs) is to provide training, system integration and configuration, deployment operations, and over-the-shoulder assistance.

Products and Services
TIS transportation and distribution systems include:
*Convoy Management

**Highway Regulation

**Convoy Planning and Execution

*Load Planning

**Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS)

**Future Single Load Planning Capability Integration

*Unit Move and Deployment

**Deployment Planning and Execution

*Theater Operations

**Movement and Mode Management

*Cargo Management

**Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS)

Other capabilities include:
* Automated Movement Flow Tracking In-Transit Visibility (AMFT-ITV) simplifies the process of capturing and assembling ITV data from the national Radio Frequency (RF) ITV server into user-friendly charts, graphs, and reports. It enables a near real-time capability to update unit locations and the status of their deployment progress.

* Air Movement Request (AMR) supports the mission of Army air transportation. The AMR process will leverage the base capabilities currently available within the Transportation Movement Request (TMR), but will provide additional functionalities that include mission route orders (ring routes); schedule forecasting; personnel manifest; and Blue Force Tracker information.

* Sustainment Transportation Control Numbers (TCNs) provide the Warfighter with the capability to produce a generic cargo Military Shipping Label (MSL) and Total Asset Visibility (TAV) file to support writing RF identification tags within the Transportation Coordinators’ – Automated Information for Movements System II (TC-AIMS II) Unit Move business process. The new TCN created will provide visibility to the Logistics community for reset/retrograde cargo.

* TurboTrans for Unit Movement Officers (UMOs) provides a simplified tool for UMOs to plan movements and gather required data for import into the TC-AIMS II Unit Movement and Deployment module.

* TIS Globe will provide the ability to see routes assigned to the AMR and provide the available map layers the user can select to view.