By GCSS-Army Public Affairs
On December 23, 2012, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics granted a Full Deployment Decision to the Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army). GCSS-Army replaces several aging stove-piped logistics and financial management systems with a single, web-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that will provide commanders with near real-time logistics information for managing supply, property book, maintenance, and associated financial management functions.
In January 2013, the Army Test and Evaluation Command conducted the Lead Site Verification Tests (LSVT) to evaluate GCSS-Army’s effectiveness, suitability, and survivability for use by the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and Logistics Readiness Centers, formerly installation Directorates of Logistics. The initial results of the LSVT look positive as GCSS-Army moves into fielding the Wave 1 solution which includes supply and associated financial management functions. Since kicking off the aggressive fielding effort, GCSS-Army has conducted successful implementations at the Active Army’s Forts Lee, Va., A.P. Hill, Va., and Myer, Va.; at National Guard locations in Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Iowa; and the Army Reserves’ 85th and 87th Divisions and 335th Theater Signal Command. These implementations are just the start to the massive fielding of GCSS-Army.
These fielding efforts move the Army closer to its strategic goal of total asset visibility, which facilitates reductions of stockpiles of materiel and enables the “factory to foxhole” distribution that reduces costs, avoids waste and improves readiness throughout the Army. For more information on GCSS-Army and to see a real time fielding map of the system, please visit the GCSS-Army website: www.gcss.army.mil.
Posted July 24, 2013