Accession Number : ADA313926

Title :   An EDI Strategic Plan for the Military Traffic Management Command.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Bridges, W. M. ; Guilliams, Charles D.

PDF Url : ADA313926

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : One of the corporate visions of the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) is to eliminate as many paper handling and data entry tasks as possible by the year 2010. A strategy to realize this vision is to use electronic data interchange (EDI) where practical and economically feasible. MTMC has a major role in leading Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to automate the exchange of transportation paperwork through EDI. Although it has used EDI to upgrade several of its business processes, such as the booking of ocean carriers, the submission of tenders, and the processing of government bills of lading, many other opportunities are available. in this report, we identify the potential EDI opportunities within MTMC. These opportunities encompass over 100 information flows that generate over 50 million transactions annually. We also recommend a prioritization of these EDI opportunities based on the assessment of several factors including mission need, economic benefit, trading partner availability, existence of EDI standards, quality of data, and the stability of the business environment. We conclude that MTMC should focus its limited EDI resources on 15 projects that account for approximately 98 percent of potential EDI transactions.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, DATA PROCESSING, INPUT, ELECTRONICS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENTS, STRATEGY, ECONOMICS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE