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The Army's 360-degree Logistics
Readiness (360dLR) manage-
ment tools are moving the service
toward a single enterprise tool
that can provide standard answers to inqui-
ries on quantity, ownership, and status of
Army major items and repair parts, to sup-
port a variety of logistics requirements.
The 360dLR suite of tools provides
visibility of assets and key logistics infor-
mation that affect materiel readiness
across the Army enterprise. A collabora-
tive effort involving the Army G-4, the
Logistics Innovation Agency, and the U.S.
Army Materiel Command's Logistics Sup-
port Activity (LOGSA) defined a set of
indicator areas that support the 360dLR
management capability. This tool suite
enables user-friendly access and analysis of
information found in the Logistics Infor-
mation Warehouse (LIW), the Army's
authoritative logistics data repository.
Through the LIW, 360dLR uses origi-
nal data from the Property Book Unit
Supply Enhanced, Defense Property
Accountability System, Army War
Reserve Deployment System, Standard
Army Retail Supply System, Logistics
Management Program, Standard Army
Maintenance System -- Enhanced, Army
Status of Resources and Training System,
Readiness Integrated Database, Unit Level
Logistics System -- Aviation (ULLS-A)
and ULLS-A (Enhanced), Army Materiel
Command Installation Supply System,
and Joint Medical Asset Repository. By
drawing from these authoritative sources,
the 360dLR dashboard integrates the
most current LIW data available into a
consolidated common operational picture.
The suite of integrated 360dLR business
intelligence reports enables senior lead-
ers to make more informed and effective
decisions to synchronize materiel readi-
ness, shape Army Force Generation, and
influence budget processes. It also pro-
vides "point and click" analysis of data to
support the operational and tactical logis-
tician's business information needs.
With 360dLR dashboards for supply
classes VII (major items) and IX (repair
parts), 10 interactive business intelligence
reports have been deployed to the LIW
and are available Armywide to support
visibility and performance management
for the following areas:
Class VII Enterprise Inventory Visibil-
ity---Quantity on hand and ownership
information for Army major items
across the enterprise (wholesale, retail,
Class VII Unit Receipt Tracking---
Timeliness of major item issue and
fielding processes from wholesale orga-
nizations to ensure accountability.
Class VII Retrograde---Visibility of
items in retrograde pipeline and assess-
ment of the timeliness of shipments
returning from theater.
Class VII Unit Materiel Readiness---
Serviceability of Army Status of
Resources and Training System fleets.
Class VII Sustainment Base Production
---Assessment of planned vs. actual pro-
duction for major item depot programs.
Class VII Army Equipment Loss---Vis-
ibility of Army equipment losses and
timeliness of disposition instructions.
Class IX Enterprise Inventory Visibility---
Quantity on hand and ownership info-
rmation for Army repair parts and
components across the enterprise.
Class IX Non-Mission Capable
Supply---Visibility and analysis of
repair parts dead-lining major items.
Class IX Readiness Supply Perfor-
mance---How the supply chain is
performing for critical repair parts
affecting system readiness.
Class IX Secondary Item Production---
Planned vs. actual production for Class
IX reparable programs.
To get started with the LIW and 360dLR
management tools, establish a LOGSA
account at https://liw.logsa.army.mil.
CW5 TIMOTHY S. BARKER (USA Ret.)
is a Logistics Program Specialist with the
U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency,
HQDA G-4. He holds a B.S. in operational/
organizational management from Western
Illinois University. Barker has more than 35
years of Army logistics expertise. He is also a
U.S. Army Ordnance Corps member.
Tool Suite Provides 360-degree Visibility
of Assets and Materiel Readiness
by CW5 Timothy S. Barker (USA Ret.)
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