Accession Number : ADA260908


Title :   An Electronic Data Interchange Prototype for Exchanging Personal Property Shipment Information


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Bridges, W M ; Frohman, Harld L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260908.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : An EDI prototype system for exchanging personal property shipment information with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Indianapolis Center (DFAS-IN) using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X12 858 Transaction Set was developed and implemented at Military Traffic Management Command's Personal Property Directorate (MTMC-PP). The purpose of the prototype was to provide MTMC-PP personnel with operational and technical experience before the directorate converts to an EDI production environment. This report presents the operating concept used in the prototype system for exchanging shipment information between MTMC-PP and DFAS-IN, the findings that emerged from testing the prototype, the recommendations for improving the electronic exchange of personal property information between MTMC-PP and DFAS-IN, and an implementation plan for converting the prototype into a production system.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , *SHIPPING , ELECTRONICS , TRANSPORTATION , MANAGEMENT , PROTOTYPES , FINANCE , PERSONNEL , STANDARDS , TRAFFIC , COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS , PRODUCTION , ACCOUNTING


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE