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Inventory Control
« on: July 14, 2010, 07:10:43 »
Hey, to some shop suprs out there.  What systems do you guys use for controlling the parts etc that are in your shop?
We were pretty archaic for awhile, but not we have some keen supervisors so as we're cataloguing everything, whats a good way to keep tabs of it?

I'm in mostly a first/second line CNR shop.  Although we work on a lot of green kit that isn't TCCCS. 

Any suggestions?  BTW, the Work Order system attached to Tacis is pretty slick for our needs, but there's no inventory management for parts, or even a way to say that items are in the shop itself. 

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Re: Inventory Control
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 12:26:05 »
Hey, to some shop suprs out there.  What systems do you guys use for controlling the parts etc that are in your shop?
We were pretty archaic for awhile, but not we have some keen supervisors so as we're cataloguing everything, whats a good way to keep tabs of it?

I'm in mostly a first/second line CNR shop.  Although we work on a lot of green kit that isn't TCCCS. 

Any suggestions?  BTW, the Work Order system attached to Tacis is pretty slick for our needs, but there's no inventory management for parts, or even a way to say that items are in the shop itself.

All that is about to change ... A DMPP 7-3 Interim Policy Direction, "DMPP 7 Interim Policy on Consumption Stock and Storage Locations", was distributed via email on 22 June which supercedes A-LM-007-014/AG-001 CFSM. It's intent is "to meet the requirements identified by the Army at RefB (my insert: RefB is Bench Stock LEMS WG: 21 May 2010) and by all Enviornmental Acceptance Teams as part of the MSIST brainstorming session, this interim policy provides definitions of new material management terms & policy direction on the management of storage locations and material identified as consumption stock."

The Interim Policy is too long to post, but if you'd like a copy I can forward.

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Re: Inventory Control
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 19:11:31 »
For MASIS, I recommend having Mobile accounts vs the Workshop acct. Then you don't require to have a Tech doing R&I within the shop. Then send all the A class parts back to SPSS and let them worry about it.

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Re: Inventory Control
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 15:58:29 »
For MASIS, I recommend having Mobile accounts vs the Workshop acct. Then you don't require to have a Tech doing R&I within the shop. Then send all the A class parts back to SPSS and let them worry about it.

I'd agree 1000%. A Wkshp account would create much unneccesary workload.
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Re: Inventory Control
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010, 11:25:31 »
And it allows all of my techs to perform a production task vs a Supply attempt, which is best left to the experts. And Vern, Why are good SPSS tech so hard to find???

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Re: Inventory Control
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010, 22:17:35 »
Is the DRMIS program sorting this out?

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Re: Inventory Control
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010, 23:10:50 »
Is the DRMIS program sorting this out?

Well, it promises to; I'll let you know in Feb when CFJSR rolls-out.
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Re: Inventory Control
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2010, 23:53:05 »
DRMIS = FMAS + MASIS

aka "Single instance SAP"
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Re: Inventory Control
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 00:26:57 »
DRMIS = FMAS + MASIS

aka "Single instance SAP"

And, the eventual abolishment of the ineffecient and totally un-user-friendly CFSS (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

Gagetown is still experiencing issues with DRMIS though - as noted in our briefing last week by the Implementation team - 10 months after their own rollout for SPSS.

How significant? I have no idea. Will we experience same? Maybe. Perhaps different issues as CFJSR is set up like no other and the standard footprint they want for trg is not applicable here with our pers on 48hrs NTM constantly as a High Readiness Regiment. My pers are here today and often "gone tomorrow", so, essentially, everyone needs cross-trained in everything in order for us to succeed.
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Re: Inventory Control
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2010, 23:18:30 »
Vern, just make sure that the right people get the right courses. At the LdSH(RC), we are in the throes of DRMIS right now. It would have been good for the implementation team to tell us what specific courses were required in order to complete the work cycles. Like the fact only a Maint. Storesman has the ability to place parts from a stock location to a work order.