Accession Number : ADA328796

Title :   Apparel Research Network (ARN) Report Management System (RMS) RMS Field System for ARN Partner Reporting of Contract Data Requirement List (CDRL) Items.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : EDI INTEGRATION CORP CROFTON MD

Personal Author(s) : Brekhus, Dennis A. ; Carley, Dale

PDF Url : ADA328796

Report Date : 02 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The Apparel Research Network (ARN) was initiated by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the purpose of modernizing the ordering, distribution, and manufacturing of military uniforms, and transferring technology from twenty-three companies and universities, the ARN Partners, to the defense apparel manufacturers. ARN Partners, during individual and group efforts, prepare and submit Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) items to DLA. The CDRLs currently include the Progress Reports, Interim and Final Technical Reports, Schedules, Contract Funds Status Report (CFSR), and several other documents essential to contract performance. The ARN RMS Field System was developed for use by the ARN Partners to initiate and send ARN CDRLs electronically to DLA's Server using electronic data interchange (EDI) and the Internet File Transfer Protocol (FTP). The CDRLs are translated into the ANSI Xl2 841 Technical Information EDI transaction set. RMS manages the communications session and transmits the ANSI X12 841 via the Internet to DLA where the receiving system performs file management of the CDRLs by ARN Partner, Contract Number, CDRL Number, and Report Sequence Number.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *NETWORKS, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *UNIFORMS, MANUFACTURING, CONTRACTS, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, RECORDS MANAGEMENT, CLOTHING, INTERNET.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE