November-December 2017 Army Sustainment

  • Integration Starts With Enterprise Resource Planning Systems AMC Commander Integration Starts With Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

    Global Combat Support System–Army and other systems are enabling readiness through materiel management.

  • Twenty Years in the Making: A Milestone in Materiel Management Army G-4 Twenty Years in the Making: A Milestone in Materiel Management

    The Army is successfully fielding the Global Combat Support System–Army and working on several other initiatives to improve its materiel management capabilities.

  • Filling the Materiel Management Gap Focus Filling the Materiel Management Gap

    The Combined Arms Support Command is working to fill a materiel management gap caused by the modular force’s lack of materiel management centers.

  • Tactical Materiel Management: Ensuring We Are Ready Now Features Tactical Materiel Management: Ensuring We Are Ready Now

    The Army has moved from having units ready to deploy cyclically to having them always ready. Supporting this model requires changes in materiel management.

  • Materiel Management of Readiness Drivers Features Materiel Management of Readiness Drivers

    The TACOM Life Cycle Management Command performs materiel management of critical readiness drivers such as repair parts and major end items.

  • The Important Role of materiel Management in Building Army Readiness Features The Important Role of Materiel Management in Building Army Readiness

    The Army Materiel Command builds and maintains readiness through responsible materiel management and a responsive supply chain.

  • GCSS–Army: Providing Big Data for Readiness Features GCSS–Army: Providing Big Data for Readiness

    The Global Combat Support System–Army provides commanders with materiel management tools that are improving readiness. Using the right strategies will ensure the system reaches its full potential.

  • The Role of NCOs in Materiel Management: An Interview With Sgt. Maj. Edward Bell Features The Role of NCOs in Materiel Management: An Interview With Sgt. Maj. Edward Bell

    The sergeant major of the Army G-4 explains how noncommissioned officers are playing a larger role than ever in materiel management.

  • Four Decades of Improving Materiel Management: An Interview With Retired Maj. Gen. Peet Proctor Features Four Decades of Improving Materiel Management:
    An Interview With
    Retired Maj. Gen. Peet Proctor

    A retired general officer with more than 40 years of logistics experience discusses the past, present, and future of materiel management.

  • Distributed Sustainment Mission Command in a Manning-restricted Environment Operations Distributed Sustainment Mission Command in a Manning-restricted Environment

    Restrictions on the number of personnel allowed in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility affect sustainment mission command across the area.

  • SEDRE and SPOD Operations Operations SEDRE and SPOD Operations

    A joint task force-port opening executed a sea emergency deployment readiness exercise and seaport of debarkation operations to prepare for humanitarian and expeditionary operations.

  • The Role of an FSC in Airfield Seizure Logistics Operations The Role of an FSC in Airfield Seizure Logistics

    The forward support company for an airborne battalion broke from its traditional mission and landed on the training battlefield early to provide immediate support for paratroopers.

  • Sustainment Mission Command for Anakonda 2016 Training Sustainment Mission Command for Anakonda 2016

    The 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, an Army Reserve unit, ensured the sustainment of units participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve exercises.

  • Expeditionary Mission Command: Lessons Learned From a Sustainment Brigade’s Warfighter Exercise Training Expeditionary Mission Command: Lessons Learned From a Sustainment Brigade’s Warfighter Exercise

    The 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade’s path to expeditionary mission command was driven by clear guidance and a practical application of mission command as a philosophy.

  • Proving VSATs Are up to the Challenge Tools Proving VSATs Are up to the Challenge

    The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team successfully converted to the Global Combat Support System–Army using very small aperture terminals to complete its data validation.

  • Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants Survey Lessons Learned Tools Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants Survey Lessons Learned

    The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade’s FSCs participated in a General Services Administration survey that improved the unit’s petroleum, oils, and lubricants program.