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Location: Weatherford, TX




Getting up and running with RepairData requires knowledge of the organizational structure, culture, and the short and long-term goals for the enterprise. A thorough analysis of current business processes is critical and development of some new processes may be necessary. Having detailed timelines and milestones will keep everyone focused and informed on progress of past, current, and upcoming tasks. Technically, data capture plans; analysis of existing data, and data cleansing are required before data is input into the new system.

Coordination with various internal departments, external agencies, suppliers, OEMs, support contractors, and customers will ensure that the implementation occurs smoothly and effectively. Identifying the expectations (realistic and unrealistic) of all users of the data is important to overcome the natural anxieties associated with new systems and change. There is a natural learning curve associated with a new information system. Training and experience is the time proven method of getting beyond the curve.

RepairData has the experienced staff to assist your organization with the implementation process. The lessons learned from the implementation of the RepairData products with other Army programs over the past 14 years can be applied to make your transition easier, cost effective, and more efficient.

Below are just some of the key implementation tasks that RepairData can assist your organization in performing:

1. Analyze business processes in place for the primary users (OEMs, Vendors, Organic Depots, Organic support, and all program support entities) and do a cross walk of RepairData products to be used. The analysis includes Maintenance process analysis, Supply Chain Management process analysis, Configuration Management analysis, Modification Tracking Process analysis, System Administration Management, and Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) uses and processes. A ?concept of operation? briefing that includes timelines and milestones for implementation is usually the end result of this task.

2. Establish policies or guidelines (data collection, supply processes, etc.) pertaining to the use of RepairData products in support of all programs. The business process analysis typically yield the need to revise or define new guidance for: Data Collection Requirements; Supply Chain Management processes; Requisition processing procedures and priorities; Warehouse procedures and inventory requirements; users responsibilities and data entry requirements; and the System Administrative Management processes for access requests, access approvals, user roles, and levels of access.

3. Analyze existing data for usability, prepare usable data for initial upload, fill ?data gaps?, set legitimate code table fields (dropdowns, codes, tables, presets) and upload initial data. This process may need to be repeated for all sites or entities that will input existing data. Each item number (same as part number) needs to be reviewed to determine characteristics such as serialized, repairable, configuration tracked, visibility tracked, system code, stockage levels, re-order points, part category, warrantee items, kit items, UID items, level of repair, and primary and secondary repair locations. For items that are configuration tracked, a design template or tree will be created to input initial ?as built? and ?as maintained? data. Defining and adding all the entities or ?contacts? is also an important initial data input task. All items in RepairData?s relational database require both an item number and a CAGE code. Each CAGE code for items in inventory will need to be added to the contact list along with all warehouses, repair facilities, DODAACs and/or UICs.

4. Coordination with LOGSA may be needed to use the Standard Army Retail Supply System (SARSS) to interface with your contractor managed supply system. This usually requires the establishment of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Program Management Office (PMO) and LOGSA. Additionally, a non-standard parts catalog in the SARSS 148 character/codes and format must be created and submitted LOGSA (this will be updated monthly thereafter). Coordination with DAASC will provide the MILSTRIP/requisition data transfer to the RepairEDI supply module. An agreement needs to be established between the PMO and DAASC that specifies requisitions received with the specified Routing Identifier Code (RIC) will pass electronically to and from RepairData.

5. Training all personnel that will use the database cannot be under emphasized. Scheduling and conducting initial and sustainment training in a timely manner will ensure user acceptance and minimize frustration and confusion associated with change. RepairData has developed a Program of Instruction (POI), based on practical exercises and supplemental training materials geared towards introducing users to basic program functionality and beyond.