Dedicating Change
Cathy Dickens, director of the LMP Integration Office, cuts the ribbon to open the Logistics Modernization Program Site Command Center. With her are AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles and deputy commander Ronnie Chronister.

The Aviation and Missile Command ushered in a new era of customer service on May 11 with a ribbon-cutting opening the Logistics Modernization Program Site Command Center in building 5304.

LMP is an enterprise resource planning software solution used to address all business practices associated with moving goods from industry to the Soldier. LMP replaces two software systems - the Commodity Command Standard System and the Standard Depot System - in addition to smaller software systems used at AMCOM, Corpus Christi Army Depot and Letterkenny Army Depot.

The new software system supports sourcing and acquisition, production scheduling, order processing, inventory management, transportation and warehousing in support of AMCOM's life cycle management mission. AMCOM is the second of the Army Materiel Command's major subordinate commands to implement LMP.

"This is the largest thing that's ever occurred in AMCOM history in terms of automation," AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles said at the ribbon-cutting.

"Things are changing and history is being made in this command more than ever before. We are changing the way we fundamentally do business."

Myles thanked the employees of the Integration Materiel Management Center, which manages the LMP SSC. Now that the LMP SSC is operating, employees must work to ensure that the customer does indeed benefit from the new system, he said.

Ronnie Chronister, deputy to the commander, told employees he is proud of the work they've done to reach what was considered an impossible goal.

"I don't think anybody really expected us to be where we are today with LMP," he said. "Six to eight months ago I didn't think we'd be this far along. You've made this change happen because you understand how important this is to the Soldier and the war fight. You embraced this change because at the end of the day you know how it would affect Soldiers."

On behalf of the employees, Cathy Dickens, director of the LMP Integration Office, thanked Myles, Chronister, IMMC executive director Eric Edwards and other senior leaders for their support during the transition to LMP. She also gave IMMC employees a big "thank you."

"My confidence level is high because of these individuals and how they've embraced change," she said of the employees.

Following the ribbon-cutting, senior executives toured the LMP SSC.

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