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U.S. Army Materiel Command deploys ERP system to support logistics modernization

U.S. Army Materiel Command deploys ERP system to support logistics modernization

El Segundo, CA — July 18 — Computer Sciences Corp. today announced that the company completed successful initial deployment of the first phase of the U.S. Army's Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) on July 7.

LMP, according to CSC, is designed to modernize the Army's national-level logistics business practices and supporting information technology (IT). Deployment of LMP is a component of the Army's transformation campaign and is designed to create improvements in Army readiness. The system provides the U.S. Army Materiel Command (USAMC) with a collaborative environment that CSC said would help the command concentrate on its core functions and make rapid decisions.

The LMP platform is based on SAP, a commercial enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The system is anticipated to improve the accuracy of logistics and financial data available to USAMC and increase the command's access to real-time transactional data, according to the provider.

Paul Cofoni, president of CSC's Federal Sector business unit, said, "The Logistics Modernization Program will result in a modern system that will deliver the Army's equipment and spare parts more efficiently and transparently than ever before."

The LMP system's pilot deployments were to the Army's Communications and Electronics Command, USAMC's headquarters staff, the Tobyhanna Army Depot, the Army Security Assistance Command, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and the Army's Soldier and Biological Chemical Command. Over the next year, LMP will be deployed to other USAMC commands, depots and arsenals across the country.

CSC's LMP team members include AT&T Government Solutions, BearingPoint, Calibre Systems, Inc., IBM, Raytheon, SAP America and Veridian IT Services.

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