6-2. Introduction, Continued
The required supply and transportation data was formerly collected on computer
key punch cards. Today that data can and is collected over a myriad of automated
logistics information management systems (many of these systems have been
addressed in Part C of Lesson 1, Evolving Technologies).
The Uniform Movement and Materiel Issue Priority System (UMMIPS) is one of
the emerging systems which uses the factors of Force Activity Designator and
Urgency of Need to determine priorities. The UMMIPS applies these two factors
to produce a total of 15 priorities. UMMIPS then establishes time standards based
on priority. From requisition to receipt, the standards are shown in the table
Supply and transportation data collected are combined in MILSTRIP reports to
meet the following DOD objectives:
Validation or revision of the UMMIPS time standards.
Evaluation of performance against UMMIPS time standards.
Evaluation of performance of each segment of the transportation pipeline by
point to point and carrier performance reports.
Determination of the supply system's workload and materiel availability.
Analysis of the use of issue and movement priorities.
Provide intransit data to support transportation planning.
Provide a basis for traffic pattern analysis.
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