Coast Guard Logistics Information Management System (CG-LIMS)


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2 1/2 minute brief on CG-LIMS prepared for USCG Commandant, delivered to staff 1 Sep 2009

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  • Good afternoon Admiral.  I'm Dan Taylor, the Level III PM who manages CG-LIMS, a Level 3 investment sponsored by CG-4.   I know you get questions from the field about CG-LIMS, and my goal today is to give you a high-level framework to help answer them. 
  • To boil the project down to its essence, it's the recapitalization of our logistics tools in a way that's connected,   standardized , and delivered in segments .  We'll preserve and integrate with the modern parts of ALMIS, replace the legacy parts, and do it in a way that supports enterprise logistics and financial requirements.
  • CG-LIMS will rationalize the connection between our logistics systems and our financial system.  It will capture logistics transactions and feed a single general ledger.  We'll use commercial-off-the-shelf logistics tools that have successfully integrated with a federal agency's Core Accounting System.  Using proven COTS tools will minimize integration risk, but integrating CG-LIMS with other Coast Guard systems is the greatest risk for the project.
  • CG-LIMS will connect maintenance and supply far better than ALMIS does today.  The mechanic in the field will know they have the parts on hand to execute a maintenance plan without going into multiple systems.  All the commercial tools we've looked at have this integration at their core.
  • One of the biggest pain points for ALMIS is that it works only when connected to the network.  When it's not, we capture everything on paper and enter it later. That's clearly not acceptable for months underway.   Fortunately, there are solutions in the market that will support limited bandwidth and interrupted connections.
  • Aviation processes evolved to provide the best support possible within the constraints of the legacy tools, often requiring workarounds and duplicated work. Future product line managers for all asset types will manage logistics a standard way, with far better integrated tools.   So how will we deliver CG-LIMS as a connected , standardized logistics system?  We'll do it in discrete useable segments.
  • The first part of ALMIS we'll replace is ACMS, the 20-year-old system used for configuration and maintenance management. The APO and LTPIO will continue to use ALMIS to support transformation until we deliver the first segment.  As CG-LIMS is delivered, the legacy parts of ALMIS will be retired, and shore , surface , and C4 assets will be migrated to CG-LIMS.  Then the other legacy logistics systems will be retired.
  • The future segmentation is based on requirements priority, functional boundaries in the systems we're replacing, and timing of DHS financial transformation. It's a risk-based approach that provides a solid foundation and takes consistent small steps forward.
  • Your blog is one of the many tools we've used to stay connected to the field.  Jim Sylvester and I wrote an overview post in June, and we'll continue to provide updates.
  • We'll maintain transparency with our stakeholders using enterprise tools like CG Portal, ePMO, the CG-9 website, and the wiki and blog tools of Intelink.
  • We'll take a much deeper dive during the Annual Brief later this month, and with the Leadership Council in early October.  But for now, think of CG-LIMS as the IT part of a connected , standardized logistics system delivered in segments to support modernization.   That concludes my brief pending your questions.
  • Coast Guard Logistics Information Management System (CG-LIMS)

    1. 1. Coast Guard Logistics Information Management System (CG-LIMS) CG-9334 | CDR Daniel P. Taylor COMDT | Information Brief | 01 September 2009
    2. 2. <ul><li>Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered in segments </li></ul>Vision To modernize logistics information systems to support common logistics processes across the enterprise
    3. 3. Connected logistics & finance systems <ul><li>Properly integrate logistics system with core accounting system. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration is greatest project risk. </li></ul>Financial Management (CFO) MPC ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Data CG-LIMS Data CG-LIMS
    4. 4. Connected maintenance and supply <ul><li>Answers “Do I have the parts to execute the maintenance plan?” </li></ul>CM SCM TIM MM + CG-LIMS <ul><li>Configuration Mgt (CM) and </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Information Mgt (TIM) drive </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance Mgt (MM), which drives </li></ul><ul><li>Supply Chain Mgt (SCM) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Connected to deployed assets Support assets operating for extended periods with limited network connectivity
    6. 6. Standardized product line management Optimized to support common enterprise processes Product Line Mgt CG Modernization CM SCM TIM MM + Enterprise Decisions Cost Availability OpTempo CG-LIMS O-Level & D-Level CM Total Asset Visibility
    7. 7. Delivered in segments Segment 1: Configuration and Maintenance Management ADE 2 ADE 3 IOC <ul><li>Discrete segments </li></ul><ul><li>Start with CM </li></ul><ul><li>Deployed to aviation asset first </li></ul><ul><li>Enables continued transformation </li></ul>2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Analyze / Select Obtain/Prod/Deploy Deploy / Support
    8. 8. Delivered in segments (notional) Segment 1: Configuration and Maintenance Management ADE 2 ADE 3 Analyze/Select Obtain/Prod/Deploy Deploy/Support Segment 4: Financial Integration ADE 2B ORR Analyze/Select Obtain/Prod/Deploy Deploy / Support Segment 2: Supply Chain Management ADE 2B ORR Analyze/Select Obtain/Prod/Deploy Deploy/Support Segment 3: Technical Data Management ADE 2B ORR Analyze/Select Obtain/Prod/Deplo y Segment 5: HR & Ext Integr’n ADE 2B ORR FOC IOC 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Analyze / Select Obtain/Prod/Deploy Deploy / Support
    9. 9. iCommandant blog shares vision
    10. 10. Using enterprise systems for transparent project management
    11. 11. CG-LIMS (OV-1) 24-Aug-2009 Coast Guard Logistics Information Management System Enterprise Decisions Financial Management (CFO) Product Line Mgt CG Modernization MPC ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Knowledge CG-LIMS will support product lines in a Bi-Level maintenance model at the logistics/service centers, with Configuration Mgt (CM) fed by Tech Info Mgt (TIM), capturing Maintenance Mgt (MM) information, which will drive Supply Chain Mgt (SCM) delivering operational capability. Operational Tempo and Availability requirements create demand signal for support which is captured in CG-LIMS; maintenance, parts, and asset status visible to enterprise. Operational assignments and cost will be optimized; relationship measurable; budgets defendable. Financial integration is critical. Logistics & Service Centers OpCom ForceCom DoD & OGA’s Remote Ops support (satellite not included) Data CM SCM TIM MM + CG-LIMS Data Cost Availability OpTempo O-Level & D-Level CM Total Asset Visibility CG-LIMS AOPS MISLE Others OSC C4ISR & Facilities Private Industry