Accession Number : ADA325465

Title :   Paying Commercial Express Shipments at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Indianapolis Center.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Bridges, W. M.

PDF Url : ADA325465

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The Air Force and the small parcel industry recently developed improvements in processing small parcel express shipments. The Air Force wants to use electronic data interchange (EDI) and centralize the payment function for the transportation bills of these shipments. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service Indianapolis Center (DFAS-IN) tasked LMI to identify issues that need to be resolved and to develop an operating concept for paying those bills. We evaluated three DFAS-IN systems that could accommodate express commercial bill of lading (CBL) payments. We recommend DFAS-IN use the Corps of Engineers Financial Management System (CEFMS). It will soon have EDI and electronic funds transfer capabilities. Most importantly, CEFMS requires only one modification. In addition, a DoD EDI implementation convention must be developed to process express CBL payments. We recommend using the American National Standards Institute Accredited Standards Committee X12 858 shipment information transaction set.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *SHIPPING, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ACCOUNTING, DATA MANAGEMENT, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LOGISTICS PLANNING, AIR FORCE PLANNING, ELECTRONIC ACCOUNTING MACHINES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE