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STAND-TO! Edition: Thursday, April 14, 2011

Today's Focus:

Logistics Information Warehouse

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"Our focus continues to be improving predictability and to enhance support for our wounded, families of our fallen, victims of sexual assault and those with behavioral health issues. Our Soldiers have also begun chain-teaching to prepare for the repeal of 'Don't Ask and Don't Tell' with a completion date of mid to late August."

- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, speaking at an abbreviated session of the Senate Armed Services personnel subcommittee on April 13, 2011

SMA testifies before Senate subcommittee on personnel

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"This has personally been a humbling experience for me because I grew up about one hour from here. To be part of the U.S. forces, lead this community event and witness how we assist the Philippine government in every means whether training the Philippine Army or doing humanitarian relief is truly a great experience for me."

- 1st Lt. Fernando Isip, U.S. Army Pacific's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, speaks about the joint effort of the United States servicemembers with members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in making donations to four villages in the Tarlac region of the Philippines as a show of good will during exercise Balikatan 2011.

Forces find gift of giving 'humbling' during Balikatan

CALENDAR

2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

April:

Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Month:
- Army's SHARP Program

Month of the Military Child: Operation Military Kids website

Celebrate Diversity Month:
- Asian Pacific Americans in the US Army
- African Americans in the US Army
- Hispanic Americans in the US Army
- Women in the US Army

TODAY'S FOCUS

Logistics Information Warehouse

What is it?

The Logistics Information Warehouse (LIW) is the Army's single, authoritative location for all Army materiel stakeholders to access materiel data. LIW facilitates the integration of legacy systems data with emerging Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) data to provide critical strategic business analytics and business intelligence for today's logistics leaders. It maintains a data repository and data sourcing solution for logistics information drawn from authoritative sources that enable materiel management in support of Army Force Generation and the Army's Equipping Strategy. This strategy supports the former chief of staff's vision of a joint-capable logistics community that maintains a domain-wide visibility of requirements and capabilities to sustain current operations and enables the transformation necessary to support future requirements.

What has the Army done?

The Secretary of the Army designated the Army Materiel Command (AMC) as the Lead Materiel Integrator (LMI) and LIW as the single logistics authoritative database for the Army on March 22, 2011. AMC and its Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) have been assigned project management and development responsibilities for LIW Integration and modernization. The commander, LOGSA has forged a strategic partnership with the Program Manager Army Enterprise System Integration Program (PM AESIP) to assure LIW technical interoperability and functional alignment in the logistics enterprise environment.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army is rebalancing and evolving to support a modular force structure. The Strategic Information Technology (IT) Plan addresses how logistics IT initiatives and programs support the Army now and in the future.

The LIW as a critical component of this business environment must enable a relevant data management capability to commanders supported by legacy systems during the period of transition called "mixed-mode operations." It will enable a "Total Army View" of logistics posture (data visibility from legacy Standard Army Management Information Systems and ERP systems) that enables strategic decision support, deep-dive analytics, and long-term trend analysis for senior leaders and LMI decision authorities.

Finally, the LIW will enable enterprise data warehousing to facilitate authoritative data sourcing. It will allow the logistics community to monitor, manage and sustain the efforts that are vital to its success. This streamlined process will provide an invaluable asset to the Army- providing a single, common location for all Army materiel stakeholders to access, acquire and deliver data and information for the management of Army materiel.

Resources:

Log-in required: LMI Task Force Stakeholder Files

U.S. Army Materiel Command

Army Sustainment Command

STAND-TO! edition, April 13, 2011: Army's Lead Materiel Integrator

Related article:AMC to create Logistics Information Warehouse

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