Accession Number : ADA267566

Title :   Evaluation of Commercial Computer Systems Capable of Automating the Directorate of Engineering and Housing Supply Management Function.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Tanner, Patrick ; Hicks, Donald K. ; Neathammer, Robert D.

Report Date : JAN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : In the 10 years that Army installation Directorates of Engineering and Housing (DEHs) have used the Facilities Engineer Supply System (FESS) to manage supply functions, computer software has advanced to the point where FESS cannot perform as well as the latest system technologies. In this study, a thorough search was conducted to identify available commercial computer systems capable of automating the supply management function of Army DEHs. Initial evaluations reduced the list of potential replacements for FESS to six possibilities. Each system was evaluated with modified criteria from the Logistics Management Institute (LMI). The modified criteria included an evaluation of technical and functional capabilities, discussions with vendors of each system, and the generation of a numerical total systems score. It was concluded that these six systems satisfy, without modification, a minimum of 85 percent of the technical and functional requirements as defined by LMI's Detailed Requirements Analysis Process (D-RAP). This study recommends that, before any system is adopted, a side-by-side comparison of commercially available and government-owned systems be done.... Facilities engineer supply system, Software, Directorate of engineering and housing, Supply management

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, COMPARISON, ENGINEERING, FACILITIES, INSTALLATION, MODIFICATION, REPLACEMENT, SUPPLIES, VENDORS, TEST AND EVALUATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), LOGISTICS SUPPORT, OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, DATA BASES, DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA PROCESSING SECURITY.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE