Accession Number : ADA302523

Title :   The Warehouse Information System (WINS): An Architectural Design for an Information System Employing the World Wide Web to Enhance Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Excess Inventory Management.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUIS ITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : LeMaire, Chad E.

PDF Url : ADA302523

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The United States Government has long provided security assistance to foreign countries. Each year, billions of dollars of military hardware and equipment are sold through a process known as Foreign Military Sales (FMS). Unfortunately, most countries are now reporting that they are holding many items, sometimes billions of dollars worth, that are excess for their needs. At the same time, there are many countries in need of these items. Countries currently have two options for getting rid of the items they can write them off or try to return them. Countries encounter problems with both of these choices. Naturally, if countries write off the items and destroy them, they lose the potential for selling the items. The two current return programs, Third Country Transfers and FMS Excess Materiel Return, have not provided a sufficient means for reducing and redistributing this excess. In response, the Air Force Security Assistance Center (AFSAC) has developed a program, the Worldwide Warehouse, specifically aimed at helping countries reduce their excess materiel. AFSAC wants to automate the features of the Worldwide Warehouse. This thesis provides an architectural design for an information system capable of automating the features of the Worldwide Warehouse.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *INVENTORY CONTROL, *FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, *WAREHOUSES, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, SECURITY, THESES, REDUCTION, DISPOSAL, ARCHITECTURE, WRITING, FOREIGN AID.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE