By Ms. Diana M Dawa (G-1)July 22, 2009
Logistics Modernization Program Expands Army Business System Enterprise Capabilities
What is it'
The Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) is spearheading an effort to re-engineer the Army's IT logistics processes by creating a Web-based system to manage its supply chain. The LMP uses established industry standards to deliver integrated logistics and financial management capabilities that allow Soldiers to manage and distribute assets, maintain data and conduct financial control and reporting duties. The LMP project office is part of the Army Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems.
What are the first steps of the program'
LMP was first introduced in 2003 to 4,000 users at the Army's Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) Life Cycle Management Command, Tobyhanna Army Depot, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and other locations.
In May 2009, LMP more than doubled its user base when it deployed to 6,000+ additional users at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, Corpus Christi Army Depot, Letterkenny Army Depot and the Army National Maintenance Program.
Why is this important to the Army'
LMP provides a comprehensive, modernized logistics solution that allows the Army Materiel Command to deliver superior logistics tools to the warfighter. The LMP is a fully integrated suite of software and business processes that streamlines maintenance, repair and overhaul, planning, finance, acquisition and supply of weapon systems, spare parts, services and materiel to the warfighter. The solution reduces cycle times and out-of-stock rates and provides total visibility of orders from start to finish. Currently, the program manages a multi-billion dollar inventory with tens of thousands of vendors and integrates with more than 70 defense systems.
How will the Logistics Modernization Program work'
The Web-based LMP logistics system is a modernized business tool that Soldiers use to manage materiel and munitions orders and related processes. LMP integrates logistics vertically and horizontally across the Army, to allow Soldiers to plan and forecast with more accuracy and to fulfill orders more quickly. When fully deployed, more than 17,000 users will operate LMP in 1,000 locations worldwide to manage up to six million inventory items, $40 billion in goods and services annually.
What are the next steps'
The LMP team is conducting site assessments, training and education in preparation for the third deployment at the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Joint Munitions & Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and Army Sustainment Command, scheduled for October 2010. The third deployment includes 185 additional sites, including Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, Kandahar, Afghanistan supporting the 401st Army Field Support Battalion and in Balad, Iraq, supporting the 402nd Army Field Support Battalion. Anniston Defense Munitions in Alabama, Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky and Letterkenny Munitions Center in, Pa., will also deploy LMP in 2010.
U.S. Army LMP Web site