By Ms. Jennifer M Caprioli (IMCOM)August 31, 2009
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Edward Pitcavage, finish inspector in the Quality Improvement Division, uses an Ultra Mobile Personal Computer, equipped with an Automated Process and Inspection Guide, which helps personnel perform quality control inspections on HMMWVs.
AP&IG is a software program that automates and standardizes the inspection process and data collection. AP&IG will help depot inspectors conduct a standardized finish compliance inspection of HMMWV, helping to ensure depot personnel are producing a better quality product for the warfighter.
"AP&IG is like a paperless version of the depot's Key Point Sheet for finish inspectors. This technology enables any inspector, regardless of expertise, to perform a finish inspection because it guides them through the process step-by-step," said April Garrahan, industrial engineering technician in the Process Engineering Division. Both divisions are part of the Productivity, Improvement and Innovation Directorate.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 5,600 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.