The Joint Munitions Command’s senior leaders require critical data for informed decisions in support of contingency execution, crisis action and acquisition planning to provide the Joint Force with ready, reliable, lethal munitions to sustain global readiness. To that end, JMC’s Sustainment Policy Division, within the Sustainment Production Directorate, generates monthly analyses to submit critical data.
Initially, readiness reporting relied on a commodity-family view to assess on-hand serviceable assets against war reserve requirements, as a leading indicator of risk. This Munitions Readiness Report visualizes near- and long-term war reserve and training risk over a 24-month period and provides a line-of-balance capability for distribution projections and planning. However, it provides limited combatant command focus.
The MRR reporting was enhanced by the addition of the Ammunition Readiness Chart, which provides a focus on preferred munitions. The ARC uses several inputs from national level ammunition capability to generate a visualization of Combatant Command shortages in the context of worldwide ammunition assets. The ARC also reports stockage objectives and starter stock health for the Army service component commands and enables isolation of misaligned assets. This monthly reporting currently relies on combining data and applying business rules within a spreadsheet. Although this methodology currently meets reporting requirements, the intent is to transition the ARC, as well as the MRR reporting, to the Army Vantage tool in the near future.
JMC recently partnered with the Army’s Logistics Data Analysis Center to transition the current readiness reporting to the new Vantage platform. This enables near real-time reporting, on demand, to significantly impact readiness reporting. The Strategic Support Area Business Reporting Environment is used to import data into Army Vantage to expand analysis to the entire Class V portfolio. Furthermore, this provides operation plan run-out analysis and identifies OPLAN constraints, enabling dynamic munitions employment.
The continual drive to isolate, inform and influence critical risk-based decisions continues to optimize munitions readiness reporting, allowing JMC to deliver lethality that wins.