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Maritime Logistics Community News : December 2008
NAVY SUPPLY NEWSLETTER SPRING 2008 45 Rollout of Slims 2007 What are we doing? Until recently Navy had two Afloat Inventory Management Applications (AIMA) authorised for use in the Surface Fleet – SLIMS and AMPS- Supply. Following a number of reviews and extensive input from the Fleet and various stakeholders, the Maritime Logistics Information Systems Configuration Control Board has approved a program to standardise on SLIMS for Major Fleet Units (MFU) and pursue the conversion of Minor Fleet Units to SLIMS. As a consequence all MFU SLIMS and AMPS-Supply sites have been upgraded/converted to SLIMS 2007, with the exception of HMAS MANOORA (scheduled for 22-26 Sep 08). The rationalisation of AIMA on MFUs reflects the strong preference by Fleet users for SLIMS 2007 based on useability aspects. Adopting a single AIMA will also improve support to the onboard supply function and enhance application training and support. Additionally, standardising on the one application will assist the future transition to the ADF Deployable Logistics System (DLS) being delivered by JP 2077 under Phase 2B.2. SLIMS 2007 is a MS Windows-based product compliant with the Restricted High Fleet Information Environment operating onboard HMA Ships, a significant improvement on the technologically obsolete MSDOS-based SLIMS 2005. Who is doing it? The upgrade and rollout/conversion of SLIMS 2007 is being managed by the Deployable and Maritime Systems (DMSYS) section within Director Logistics System Sustainment (DLSS) in Materiel Information Systems (MATIS) Branch. DMSYS are working closely with Fleet Information System Support Office (FISSO), Fleet Logistics Support (FLS), and the Maritime Logistics Information System Program Management Office (formerly part of the Logistics Management Group) in Maritime Support. All contact with Major Fleet Units and scheduling of units for upgrade/ conversion was coordinated through Fleet Logistics Support section within Fleet Headquarters. For further information, contact LCDR Steve Dachs at steve.dachs@defence. gov.au, or 02-9377 2666. BY LCdR STEVE dACHS, RAN There are two distinct but complementary activities – the upgrade of existing SLIMS 2005 sites to SLIMS 2007, and the conversion of ANZAC Class ship from AMPS-Supply to SLIMS 2007. Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving SPO (MCDSPO) and Hydrographic SPO (HSPO) units are being assessed in 2008 with a view to also converting these units to SLIMS 2007. What should you ask a Financial Adviser? Learn about Financial Advice with our new eLearning module at: www.adfconsumer.gov.au For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org QuarterPageJune08_2.indd 3 7/7/08 1:24:06 PM