NAVSUP Transitions to Navy ERP

Story Number: NNS110406-18Release Date: 4/6/2011 3:58:00 PM
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By Debbie Dortch, Naval Supply Systems Command Corporate Communications

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) -- Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) "flipped a switch" Apr. 5 at a special eventrecognizing employees who helped transition all NAVSUP-managed items into Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Navy ERP is an integrated business management system that updates and standardizes Navy business operations, provides financial transparency and total asset visibility across the enterprise, and increases effectiveness and efficiency.

At NAVSUP, Navy ERP now handles more than 400,000 different Navy line items of repair parts, components, and assemblies for ships, aircraft, and weapons.

"All of NAVSUP's material is now inside Navy ERP for Supply Chain processes. The deployment ... marks the end of an era - an era where our legacy UICP system successfully supported Navy supply requirements for more than 30 years. Our Legacy system has served us well, through wars and tough times, and through daily operations," said NAVSUP Commander Rear Adm. Mike Lyden.

"... [T]he people behind the scenes helped drive the success. The efforts of our Enterprise Data Teams, Subject Matter Experts, and Training and Cutover Teams worked in making the transition successful... the users of the system across NAVSUP and beyond... trained diligently for their new roles, provided valuable feedback on the capability, and helped us refine the system and its processes," Lyden said.

"We have great talent that kept [the legacy system] going for so long, but maintaining it had just become too costly," said Rear Adm. Ray Berube, commander, NAVSUP Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP).

"What a fantastic accomplishment to successfully load the third and final increment of the Navy's inventory into the Navy ERP system. The very dedicated teammates from NAVSUP and Navy ERP have my deepest respect and gratitude for a job very well done!" said Navy ERP Technical Director Susan Keen.

"We moved some insurmountable obstacles. The team at NAVSUP, the Program Office, and activities across Navy have delivered-and there's nothing this team can't do." Lyden said. "What we're doing here is generational change and will set the stage for the next 30 years-just like [our legacy system] did in the late 1960s and 1970s," Lyden added.

Navy ERP will be implemented throughout additional parts of NAVSUP beginning this spring. To date, Navy ERP is operational at NAVSUP, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and Naval Sea Systems Command. Once fully deployed, the Navy ERP system will be used by 65,000 individuals across these four major commands.

"I am excited to be a part of this transformational event for managing the Global Logistics Supply Chain. Navy Supply Chain. Our people are trained and dedicated and I have every confidence we will move ahead smoothly and continue to support warfighter readiness," Lyden said.

NAVSUP's primary mission is to provide U.S. naval forces with quality supplies and services. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance.

In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for quality of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.

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