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1.   DLMS Course Description: This training provides basic awareness and broad-spectrum knowledge of Defense Logistics Management Standards (DLMS). DLMS are a broad base of business rules designed to meet DoD's requirements for logistics support. The DLMS are developed in collaboration with the Military Departments, Defense Agencies, and participating Federal Agencies to accommodate the old DoD-unique logistics data exchange standards and processes commonly referred to as the "MILS" (Military Standard), plus new information exchange requirements supporting modernization. DLMS transactional exchanges are founded in American National Standards Institute (ANSI) chartered Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 commercial standards and support other emerging electronic business (EB) technologies, such as eXtensible Markup Language (XML). The training provides an introduction to electronic data interchange (EDI) as applied under the DLMS and includes an introduction to commercial EDI, DLMS background and concept, DLMS implementation strategy/planning, and an overview of understanding of DLMS-specific EDI. This training is of particular value to functional and technical subject matter experts involved with the migration from the legacy 80 record position formats supporting MILSTRIP, MILSTRAP, MILSBILLS business processes.

2.   Key Objectives:
  • Understand the background and current applications of commercial EDI, DLMS and Federal and DoD Electronic Commerce/EDI, DLMS policy
  • Understand basic commercial EDI, DLMS standards and mapping process
  • Understand the additional capabilities provided by EDI, DLMS
  • Understand the overall DLMS, DLMS operating concept and implementation strategy
  • Understand the DLMS change management process
  • Understand the DLMS Implementation Conventions (ICs)
  • Understand how DLMS addresses new DoD requirements for Unique Item Identification (UID) and Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Understand the options for employing XML, DLMS under the EDI, DLMS

3.   DLMS Training:

folder icon DLMS VIDEO:

folder icon Module 1 - Introduction to the DLMS:

  • This module sets the stage for the remainder of the Modules. In this Module the students learn that the DLMS are a set of carefully managed standards that are essential to interoperability of the Global Supply System. The students learn that business processes and process improvements that support DoD logistics policy is the thrust of the DLMS. The DLMS document the approved standard business rules, information exchange formats, and data that are implemented uniformly within information systems across the enterprise of trading partners participating in the logistics processes supported by the DLMS. Students learn how DoD policy is translated through the DLMS into system actionable standards and how those standards are developed, managed and syndicated. This module covers how electronic interchange (EDI) fits into the DLMS and they learn about the organizations that provide enterprise-wide support services that facilitate uniform implementation. The students are presented with the top down chain of policies that specify the authority and governance structure of the DLMS. The Module ends with a high level discussion of how to implement the DLMS, current implementation metrics and the ten steps that prior implementers have followed in successfully implementing the DLMS.
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folder icon Module 2 - Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Basics and ASC X12 EDI Definitions and Concepts:

  • This module builds on Module 1 by concentrating on the commercial transactional information interchange standard that underpins the transaction exchanges of business event information among systems involved in a particular business process. The focus is on learning the fundamentals of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12. The Module presents the students with the hierarchical construct of the standard beginning with the definition of a data element, how related data elements are grouped into transaction segments, how segments are grouped to form a transaction set and how transactions are grouped/enveloped for transmission. The students learn how and why the standard is technically ridged, while enabling virtually unlimited functional flexibility. At the end of the Module the students are able to identify how legacy MILS data is presented in a DLMS Transaction and are able to relate the data in a MILS requisition to its construct and location in the equivalent DLMS 511R Requisition. The architectural framework of the ANSI ASC X12 Standard presented in this Module is an essential pre-requisite to Module 3 and particularly to Module 4.
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folder icon Module 3 - DLMS Functionality & Transaction Life-Cycle:

  • This Module builds upon the knowledge of the preceding Modules by showing the relationship of the DLMS and Legacy MILS data formats. The Module depicts the transaction flows and relationships of both legacy MILS and the equivalent DLMS among trading partner systems to support the requisition, wholesale stock replenishment, and physical inventory process life-cycle of business events. The module also introduces the breadth of added data and process improvement capabilities that are supported in the DLMS processing environment that the legacy MILS environment is unable to support for the process life-cycles illustrated. The Module also identifies the breadth of functionality covered by the DLMS but whose transaction life-cycles are not illustrated in the Module. The DLMS transactions are identified and grouped by business function supported. This Module ends with screen shots or a live demonstration, when possible, of the DLMS Website showing how to navigate and find the various resources necessary to implement and maintain the DLMS.
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folder icon Module 4 - DLMS Transaction Supplement Content:

  • This Module builds upon the knowledge gained in the preceding Modules and dives into the detail of a DLMS Implementation Convention. Using the knowledge gained in Module 2 of the rigorous architecture of the ANSI ASC X12 broad standards, this Module applies a specific DoD Logistics business context to the standard in the form of DLMS implementation conventions (DLMS ICs) that support the business process event life-cycles introduced and illustrated in Module 3. This module covers purpose and content of the DLMS ICs, how they are used to support a systems implementation of the DLMS and the absolute criticality of DLMS notes contained in the DLMS ICs including the types and applicability of the notes. The Module also covers the DLA Transaction Services Maps that are used to translate 80 record position legacy transactions from MILS-based systems to DLMS transactions destined for systems transacting business using the DLMS. The MILS and DLMS mapping exercise is very helpful to class members having a high familiarity with MILS transactions but limited knowledge of the DLMS. This module ends with an in-depth class participation walk through of the DLMS 511R Requisition. At the end of this module, students will be comfortable in reading, interpreting, understanding and utilizing any of the DLMS transaction implementation conventions.
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folder icon Module 4F - DLMS Financial Transaction Supplement (standalone version):

  • This Module is normally only presented to classes whose sole interest is the financial transactions associated with the support of MILSBILLS interfund billing. The module covers the same types of materiel covered in Module 4, but the transaction used for in-depth class participation implementation convention walk through is the DLMS 810L Logistics Bill.
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folder icon Module 5 - IUID & RFID - Emerging Technologies:

  • This Module builds upon the knowledge of Modules 1 through 4 by showing the power and the flexibility of the DLMS to incorporate new data and processes to integrate new concepts and technology in to business processes using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags and 2D data matrix bar codes supporting unique item identification to improve pipeline visibility, streamline business event processing, improve data capture accuracy, improve pipeline visibility and support improved item life-cycle management. The module allows the student to see the practical application and benefits that DLMS implementation allows the Component systems to capitalize on. l.
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folder icon Module 6 - Creating/Reengineering DOD Logistics Business Processes:

  • This Module builds upon the previous modules by describing in detail how changes to the DLMS are managed. The preceding Modules stress the great flexibility of the DLMS business process rules and the transactions supporting the introduction of improvements to business processes and integration of new technologies. This Module addresses the role of the DLMS Process Review Committees in managing the DLMS change management process and the roles and responsibilities of the Components in generating proposed DLMS changes (PDCs), reviewing and commenting on proposed changes, approving DLMS changes (ADCs) and implementing ADCs in their automated implementation systems, procedures and training programs. The Module walks the class through the process of filling out the PDC template to submit a Proposed DLMS Change.
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folder icon Module 6a - Creating/Reengineering DOD Logistics (standalone version):

  • This Module builds upon the previous modules by describing in detail how changes to the DLMS are managed. The preceding Modules stress the great flexibility of the DLMS business process rules and the transactions supporting the introduction of improvements to business processes and integration of new technologies. This Module addresses the role of the DLMS Process Review Committees in managing the DLMS change management process and the roles and responsibilities of the Components in generating proposed DLMS changes (PDCs), reviewing and commenting on proposed changes, approving DLMS changes (ADCs) and implementing ADCs in their automated implementation systems, procedures and training programs. The Module walks the class through the process of filling out the PDC template to submit a Proposed DLMS Change.
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folder icon Module 7 - Enterprise Interoperability Tools:

  • This Module covers the key interoperability tools/applications/databases that are integral to the DLMS. Each of the following is introduced to the class stressing its purpose, usage, and relationship to the DLMS in support of the enterprise supply system. For each topic the students are provided contact points and reference links to manuals and other reference material that will allow them to gain deeper understanding of each, as applicable. The following are the topics covered in the Module: DoD Activity Address Directory (DoDAAD ), Military Assistance Program Address Directory (MAPAD), Web Supply Discrepancy Reporting (WebSDR), Uniform Material Movement Issue Priority System (UMMIPS) Reports, Fund Code Tables, Logistics Metrics Analysis Reporting System (LMARS), Materiel Receipt Acknowledgement (MRA) Reports, and Project Codes.
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folder icon Module 8 - DoD Activity Address Directory (DoDAAD):

  • This Module provides an in-depth understanding of the DoDAAD -- the database where DoD Activity Address Codes (DoDAACs), Routing Identifier Codes (RICs), and all the related pedigree data associated with each reside. DoDAACs are essential elements of virtually all DoD business events, rules, and transactions. DoDAACs permeate the processes of procurement, contracting, acquisition, supply, distribution, transportation, financial management, and many more throughout DoD and the Federal Government. The Module covers the DoDAAD, DoDAACs, RICs, definitions, users, content, structure, governance process, architecture, and the method of maintenance, syndication, and query.
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folder icon Module 9 - Supply Discrepancy Reporting (SDR) Training:

  • Module 9 is a stand-alone training Module that provides user instructions for the DoD Internet-based Tool for submission and processing of Supply Discrepancy Reports (SDRs). The module provides a general overview of the SDR process and tool; how to obtain access to the tool; how to initially submit an SDR; special business rules for transhipper SDRs; the action activity roles and activities in providing SDR responses; how to submit and process SDR follow–on actions (delinquent responses, corrections, requests for reconsideration, and cancellations), and how to make queries to obtain routine canned and ad hoc special reports.
  • WebSDR training - Powerpoint Version  PowerPoint Icon (updated 6/24/2014)
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folder icon Supplemental Training Material:

folder icon DLMS Implementation Guidance:

  • This implementation strategy provides the details on the objectives, responsibilities and approaches that will support and augment planned Component implementation and acceleration of DLMS. It also provides detailed planning documents and examples to aid in the conversion process for legacy systems and for the implementation of the DLMS in new systems. The DLMS will enable the improvement of key business processes that support the Warfighter mission.
  • DLMS Implementation Strategy Guide

folder icon DLMS Self-Assessment Learning Aid:

  • This DLMS Self-Assessment Learning Aid is designed to provide users with a tool to help determine one’s DLMS level of knowledge. The learning aid covers the material contained within the first seven DLMS training modules. It is organized by DLMS training module, with various types of question formats (e.g., multiple choice, true/false, and matching). This structure enables the user to return to the applicable DLMS training module for any assistance in answering the questions. This tool can be used as often as desired. There are two methods of using this learning aid:
    • The PDF document is designed for printing; the questions and possible answers, sorted by module, are at the beginning of the file, and the answer key is at the end.
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    • The PowerPoint file, when placed in “Show Presentation” mode, serves as an interactive (point and click) tool. The user can jump to a particular module from the opening slide or just proceed through the slides in order. Each answer to a question is a hyperlink to a slide that will indicate if the answer is “Correct” or “Wrong - See Module ## for correct answer.
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