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Maritime Logistics Community News : Autumn 2009
34 naVY SuPPLY nEWSLEttER autumn 2009 Supporting navy Capability: JP 2077 Joint Project 2077, Military Integrated Logistics Information System (MILIS) is a long term, whole of Defence effort to bring financial, maintenance and logistics data together within a single ADF logistics system. The Project is structured into a number of phases, and will be delivered to users between October this year (for the SDSS replacement), through 2012 (ADF Deployables on to ships) and into 2017 (Future Logistics Concepts). A diagram of the Phase structure is as follows: JP2077 Phase 2D Futures Phase 2B.2 Deployables, IITV Phase 2B.1 MILIS Framework, Functionality & End-to-end Processes Phase 1 Initial Study Deliver Vision Phase 2C is complete and delivered a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging capability, making it possible for containers and pallets to be tracked through the Defence supply chain without having to log separately into the Cargo Visibility System (CVS). This has already been brought into operational service in the MEAO, and the associated functionality will be built upon in the development of IITV. Enhanced Capability Phase 2C Track & Trace, RFID Phase 2A Approval Minors - Logistics Capability Gaps Complementary to JP2077 Phases: (from http://intranet.defence.gov.au/dmoweb/sites/JP2077 ) Phase 1 completed in March 2003 and delivered a Project Definition Study (PDS), which outlined the future direction for Materiel Logistics Systems in Defence. Phase 2A, completed in June 2005, aimed to design and set up an effective Logistics System, based on the tri-service logistics architecture (SDSS and other logistics systems). The change management program to support JP2077 was also developed. Phase 2B.1, which is scheduled to Go-Live on 26 Oct 09, is all about replacing SDSS V4 with the web based MILIS (Mincom Ellipse). A major aim of the change is to be able to better link MILIS to ROMAN, and so be able to more accurately value Defence’s inventory and fixed assets, and to put a dollar figure against spares usage. The financial reports that MILIS will generate will allow Defence to meet the Materiel Logistics Financial Framework governance and compliance requirements, and have a better report card in future audits! Phase 2B.2 has two major elements. One is the provision of a Deployable Logistics System (DLS - basically 2B.1 unplugged; the other is provision of Integrated In-Transit Visibility (IITV). A design for this Phase is expected to be approved in late 2009, with implementation of the DLS aboard Fleet units commencing around 2012 (a slight delay from the original timeline as seen below). Although still in the design stage, the aim is for Tenders to have a tailored program on board to meet their needs at sea, with access to the whole system through their parent establishment while alongside. Non Tenders should have exactly the same system as users ashore, with a similar product to Tenders loaded to laptops (or other mobile technology) to assist with CASMAT and Wharf Issues. Building Foundations Planning Phase 2D aims to incorporate Engineering, Maintenance, Enterprise Reporting (unified reports which join different views of the enterprise in one place), Classified Assets Management (such as weapons and explosive ordnance), Automated Tracking, Information System Management and Architecture Integration (joining together different systems) to MILIS. The Project Team are looking a number of different ways to make this happen, from a single system which will do everything, to an interface and reporting tool, so that existing systems will be able to share information and generate more meaningful reports. This Phase is expected to deliver a product in about 2017. Associated Minor Projects include the Data Transaction Processor (DTP) for warehouse automation; the Defence Materials Entitlements System (DMES) to improve Entitlements (Allowances) capability; and the Joint Electronic Fuels Management System. Project timeline 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Phase 2D Phase 2B.2 Phase 2B.1 Phase 2C Key: JP2077 Pre- Aquisition JP2077 Aquisition Logistic System Minors Ongoing Logistic System Sustainment Resources The Services have been asked to allocate as many Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as possible to support the Project, to support tasks ranging from a full time commitment to review Project outputs to software and training pilot testing. Navy is very fortunate to have LCDR Brett Gallon and CPOSN David Piercy employed as full time SMEs, but is also in need of volunteers to assist with software testing, training evaluation and documentation review. To support Go-Live of MILIS in October, the Phase 2B.1 project team established a Change Agent Network (CAN) of SDSS operators and managers at most workplaces. Navy CAN members are: Phase 2D Acquisition Phase BY LCdR S. WoodS, Ran