Accession Number : ADA326490

Title :   EDI Opportunities at the Military Sealift Command.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Frohman, Harold L. ; Cotterman, James E.

PDF Url : ADA326490

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The Department of Defense is aggressively implementing electronic data interchange (EDI). The military services, Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Transportation Command and its component commands, and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service have built or modified automated systems to support the electronic exchange of transportation information. In this report, we analyzed EDI opportunities for the Military Sealift Command (MSC), focusing on operations, acquisition and contracting, invoicing and payment, and the intermodal program. In those functional areas, we identified nine potential EDI projects, including ocean cargo invoicing and payment operations, vendor invoicing, acquisition, and tanker operations material inspection and receiving reports. However, only one of those projects is clearly economically justified. We recommend that MSC implement EDI in processing its ocean cargo invoices and payments. Doing so would save MSC more than $1.4 million in direct cost savings and another $1.7 million in reduced interest charges over the next 10 years.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), ELECTRONICS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AUTOMATION, ACQUISITION, ACCOUNTING, DATA MANAGEMENT, COSTS, CARGO, FINANCE.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE