Accession Number : ADA313925

Title :   Defense Transportation EDI Program: Implementation Plan.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Creedon, M. A.

PDF Url : ADA313925

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking to expand its use of electronic data interchange (EDI) techniques in logistics processes. Currently, the Defense transportation community is exchanging bills of lading, in voices, rate tenders, and shipment status messages electronically among its members and commercial industry. Introducing EDI technology into those processes has directly benefited several DoD logistics programs, including the total asset visibility (TAV) and intransit visibility (ITV) integration programs. Now, the Defense transportation community seeks to complete the insertion of EDI into those processes and accelerate its expansion to new applications. In a 18 January 1995 memorandum, the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense - Logistics, designated the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) as lead agent for the Defense transportation EDI (DTEDI) program. Immediately following that designation, USTRANSCOM developed a plan that presented a strategy for managing the program. That strategy calls for USTRANSCOM to develop a comprehensive implementation plan that fosters further development and expansion of the DTEDI program. Since that time, USTRANSCOM has undertaken a series of actions that will enable the Defense transportation community to improve its program management capabilities, continue expanding its EDI efforts, and accelerate the development of new initiatives. This program implementation plan describes those actions for the freight transportation program and presents schedules for implementing them. During the next several months, USTRANSCOM expects to develop similar actions for the areas of personal property and passenger transportation. Those actions will then be included in this plan, as appropriate.

Descriptors :   *TRANSPORTATION, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, ELECTRONICS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, RATES, INTEGRATION, CARGO, EXPANSION, PASSENGERS, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE