Accession Number : ADA267683

Title :   Defense Logistics Information System (DLIS): Procedures Manual: Characteristics Data Management (CDM) End-User Manual.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE LOGISTICS SERVICES CENTER BATTLE CREEK MI

Report Date : JUL 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : This document provides a non-technical presentation of information on the overall system. Detailed technical information, i.e., how to use the Characteristics Data Management (CDM) Application, is presented in other section of this manual. The CDM Application is a major component of the Defense Logistics Information System (DLIS). The CDM System is organized into two major subsystems: Characteristics Decode and Master Requirements Directory (MRD). CDM was designed, developed, and implemented as part of an overall modernization effort at the DLSC which was undertaken to address end-user considerations. These considerations include reliability, transparency, seamless integration, quick response, single user interface, inter-operability, connectivity, availability, and growth. The CDM Application accomplishes these tasks by providing timely response, increased reliability and performance, increased responsiveness to change, and reducing dependence on hardcopy. DLIS is a centralized, large-scale, fully-integrated, mainframe system. As a part of this System, CDM provides the software designed to permit easy access to volumes of information stored in DLSC's databases. CDM provides end-users with user-friendly, help-responsive, interactive screens from which data is requested and then displayed

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *USER MANUALS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, CENTRALIZED, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ACCESS, DATA DISPLAYS, AVAILABILITY, INTEROPERABILITY, DECODING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE