Accession Number : ADA193195

Title :   Concept and Plan for Modernizing the Defense Logistic Standard Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Young, Paul A

PDF Url : ADA193195

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The Modernization of Defense Logistics Standard Systems (MODELS) project will increase the capacity and flexibility of DoD's logistics operations by redesigning and upgrading the Defense Logistics Standard Systems (DLSS). To take advantage of advances in logistics information management practices, as well as telecommunications and data processing technology, the DLSS must undergo two aspects of modernization simultaneously: (1) functional, that is enhancing and expanding current procedures and transactions for communicating logistics information, and (2) technical, upgrading the capabilities of the hardware and software of the various information processes. From the functional view, we recommend formulating revised variable-length DLSS transactions in place of the present 80-column format. From the technical view, we recommend upgrading the DAAS to a distributed network configuration consisting of interconnected logistics gateway nodes (LGNs). LGNs pass, route, edit, and perform special processing functions for transactions entering and leaving the logistics sites they support. They offer the potential of a significant increase in its functional capability and a reduction in communication costs.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COSTS, DATA PROCESSING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DISTRIBUTION, INFORMATION PROCESSING, LOGISTICS, NETWORKS, PROCESSING, SITES, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL), TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE