Joining the Department of Defense Enterprise Resource Planning Team: The Air Force's Role in the Enterprise
Master's thesis Mar 2002-Mar 2003
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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Over time, the Air Force AF built customized legacy logistics data and information systems, which have evolved into an inflexible network of obsolete systems that are costly to maintain and upgrade, and struggle to share data in a timely and coherent manner. The Department of Defense DoD, to include the Defense Logistics Agency DLA, the US AF, the US Army, and the US Navy, have all recognized the need to modernize and integrate their legacy systems to improve warfighter support. The DLA, the US Army, and the US Navy all see Enterprise Resource Planning ERP technology as a commercial best practice, and consequently as the best way to replace their legacy systems. They are all in the process of implementing ERP pilot tests. The AF has adopted a watch and learn position on ERP, while continuing to upgrade its legacy systems piecemeal.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies