These products are tailored to assist users in becoming effective and efficient. However, after completing two "go-live" software fielding events, and with a third underway and more functions under development, feedback from users indicated that they are skeptical of the products' individual contributions. This fielding has been successfully employed to ship, store, and receive supplies.
The July go-live event implemented maintenance, property book, unit supply, and finance capabilities in the 11th ACR. The results of these events were positive.
The diversity of these users was critical in testing the system. The survey addressed each functional business area by allowing users to provide responses to open-ended questions that addressed various categories. The survey found that most users agreed that GCSS—Army provided a "greater level of visibility and data accuracy" than legacy systems, especially when it came to total asset visibility of classes II clothing and individual equipment and VII major end items.
But these same users found the dispatch process to be time consuming. One respondent suggested that a legacy dispatch that took less than 5 minutes takes 10 to 15 minutes in GCSS—Army. For instance, by reviewing the process log for each completed dispatch, an analysis can be conducted to determine the length of time a dispatch notification takes.
This process includes the time from when a user begins the dispatch notification until the notification is completed and the dispatch is put in process.
During the period from 31 October to 30 November , dispatches were processed at the 11th ACR. A random analysis of 63 of the completed dispatches revealed that the average time to put a dispatch in process was 5 minutes 12 seconds.
During the period from 30 May to 30 June , dispatches were completed. A random analysis of 63 completed dispatches revealed a reduction in the time it took to put a notification in process from 5 minutes 12 seconds to 3 minutes 51 seconds. One explanation for the improvement could be that leaders implemented local policies and procedures to improve the processing of dispatches.
Without the HR processes, vehicles could not be dispatched and materials could not be assigned. For example, through an interface with authoritative HR sources, such as the Electronic Military Personnel Office, when personnel are assigned to MTOE or TDA positions through an interface with these agencies, users inherit specific security roles and permissions and access GCSS—Army with a security-enabled common access card.
In legacy LOG IT systems, operators had to have their operator permits regenerated or rebuilt when they arrived at their new duty station. GCSS—Army maintains qualifications on all personnel, eliminating the need to recreate qualification records.
Finance will be new to many logisticians, and most of the financial transactions occur behind the scenes and do not affect the logistics users. This system provides the financial visibility of the Army's tactical assets. Overall, the respondents provided positive feedback on finance functionality.
One respondent stated that GCSS—Army provides the "ability to track budget in one place and [have] an automatic mirror image,"18 which provides finance and logistics users more visibility over spending.
However, the finance capability is still being developed and enhanced based on the interface requirements and the mandate to have a fully synchronized federal financial template for GCSS—Army and GFEBS. Comments and contributions from users in the lab setting provide guidance and help to direct efforts to enhance the system's capabilities, effectiveness, and quality, which affect user satisfaction with the system. Leaders and managers seemed to like the capabilities the system provides. For instance, the assessment suggests this group of users appreciated the increased visibility of statuses and processes the system provides.
Users in the maintenance section of the 58th Engineering Company stated that before GCSS—Army only one clerk at a time could complete a task, but now clerks can perform several functions at the same time. This level of efficiency was unheard of with legacy systems. Maintenance users seemed to like the system; they stated that the dispatch process ".
However, to maximize the benefits for users and the organization, leaders need to be brought up to speed on the enhancements made to the dispatch processes. Supply users revealed a different outlook on the system. Users in the support operations section SPO had difficulties understanding the new manager review file process and how cancellations are completed.
As a result of the enhancements to the process, only those users who opened a request could terminate it and only those in the SPO had visibility of the release strategy. This created confusion and problems at lower echelons of the supply chain. Miscommunication and misunderstandings of this process created problems for users at the 11th ACR. You must have a clear understanding of each process. A status update is provided for high-priority requests, whereas lower priority requests receive no status update unless it is provided to the user by the SSA based on a request to the supporting SSA.
This inhibits decisionmaking processes and logistics planning. Supply statuses in accordance with Army Regulation —50, Requisitioning, Receipt, and Issue System, are provided to supporting SSAs, and when users request a status from supporting activities, the requester often believes the status being provided is inadequate for decisionmaking and planning. Catalog data report Which report will you pull to review status data for all reportable systems and associated subsystems that do not meet DA-prescribed FMC goals?
As part of this procedure, which form should they used to spot check to ensure that faults found PMCS are recorded? DA Form E To replace faulty vehicle components in a cost-effective manner that best promotes combat readiness, what factor s should be considered when maintenance personnel are performing equipment services? The CMDP program focuses commanders, directors, and supervisors on maintenance management and operations core competencies.
This is the same in theater as it is at the home station. Who owns the CMDP program regardless of where the unit is located? This tutorial also highlights how to use the activity register to monitor the property book for incoming and outgoing equipment like lateral transfers, turn-ins, etc.
GCSS Army, activity register, zprostat Historical Orders Read more This tutorial teaches you how to display a list of historical expendable and durable items ordered. It also highlights the items by type that was added or deleted from the TM.
You can also see TMs that were added to the system.
The finance module can be a robust tool for commanders in forecasting budgeting requirements. Users in the maintenance section of the 58th Engineering Company stated that before GCSS—Army only one clerk at a time could complete a task, but now clerks can perform several functions at the same time. The Business Transformation Agency has stipulated that GCSS—Army will provide logisticians with increased equipment readiness through near real-time maintenance and supply status. A status update is provided for high-priority requests, whereas lower priority requests receive no status update unless it is provided to the user by the SSA based on a request to the supporting SSA.
The survey found that most users agreed that GCSS—Army provided a "greater level of visibility and data accuracy" than legacy systems, especially when it came to total asset visibility of classes II clothing and individual equipment and VII major end items. Access is no longer limited to the logistician; commanders, decisionmakers, operators, and their supervisors will now have access.
You can also see TMs that were added to the system. It also details information on when, how, and who moved the item in the system. This system provides the financial visibility of the Army's tactical assets.
This screenshot shows the Equipment Situation Board, which allows users to see equipment status for a particular organization based on established roles and permissions. Finance will be new to many logisticians, and most of the financial transactions occur behind the scenes and do not affect the logistics users.
Users in the support operations section SPO had difficulties understanding the new manager review file process and how cancellations are completed. Massey, M. For instance, the assessment suggests this group of users appreciated the increased visibility of statuses and processes the system provides. In legacy systems, for example, when a part is received at the motor pool, it is not hard for users to identify which vehicle a part belongs to. The inventory and warehouse management modules together provide intelligent stock placement, full traceability and visibility, deliberate excess and reparables management, and proof-of-delivery capabilities.
Together, these modules provide enhanced logistics capabilities and enable better logistics management at reduced costs. The current equipment maintenance and inspection worksheet, standard dispatch printout, and accident forms SF 91 Motor Vehicle Accident Report and DD Form Accident Identification Card A vehicle has faults render it not fully mission capable FMC , but is authorized for limited operation. Coker and J.