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Training Opportunities from Defense Logistics Agency

In case you were not already aware, our Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) colleagues offer a range of training options of potential interest to the life cycle logistics community including, but not…

Training Opportunities from Defense Logistics Agency

Bill Kobren
In case you were not already aware, our Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) colleagues offer a range of training options of potential interest to the life cycle logistics community including, but not limited to:
  • Defense Logistics Management Standards (DLMS) - 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.
  • Drawings Interpretation - The Drawings Interpretation (DI) course teaches students to interpret the basic concepts and requirements of drawings and blueprints. Students learn how to identify the various sections of drawings and blueprints and extract characteristics, technical data, and identifying data. This course shows students how to interpret the different types of technical information represented within various drawing and blueprint data. Students learn the methods by which dimensioning and tolerances are characterized. The students are also exposed to variations in the types of technical media. This course demonstrates how information is indicated in the call-outs and processes, and how to apply them to characteristics research and classification. The course teaches students the requirements of proprietary statements and special markings, security issues, and other critical markings and acronyms.
  • E-Cat - Electronic Catalog - The Electronic Cataloging (E-Cat) course is designed primarily for catalogers and selected personnel. Participants learn how to conduct an inquiry of submitted transactions or check the status of any National Stock Number (NSN). Students receive instruction on single and mass load request forms.
  • EEBP - DLA Enterprise External Business Portal - The DLA Enterprise External Business Portal (EEBP) provides industry and military service personnel with centralized access to DLA Business Services. It serves as a portal to work with: Engineering Support Activities (ESA), Data Demand Exchange/Customer Collaboration (DDE/CE), Real Property/Installation Support, Disposition Services, Energy Commodity Support, the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), the DLA Customer Assistance Handbook, the DoD Shelf-Life Extension System (SLES), and the Strategic Materials Sales Portal. Reference the "Assistance and Support" section for a job aide.
  • Enterprise Business System (EBS) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) - Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a component of the Enterprise Business System (EBS), which is a product of SAP. EBS CRM is designed to provide visibility of customer information, requirements, and satisfaction, and create standard processes and strategies that can be applied across the enterprise. The CRM Service 400 training is comprised of nine modules of instruction, hands on training and exercises to solidify instruction. Students will learn about policies and procedures associated with creating and searching for service tickets. Information discussed in the course includes accounts, contacts, service tickets, processing procedures, navigating throughout CRM, determining relationship with an account, status of tickets, tips, tools, and metrics.
  • FED LOG - Federal Logistics Data on Mobile Media - FED LOG is a CD-ROM or DVD tool to retrieve management, part/reference number, supplier, Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE), freight, Interchangeability and Substitutability (I&S) and characteristics information recorded against National Stock Numbers (NSN). FED LOG also provides service unique data for additional search capabilities. The FED LOG classroom training provides students with detailed information on every facet of FED LOG: menus, tabs, smart-links, hyperlinks, the interactive search, and batch processing to create a new job and successfully execute a query. The interactive application enables the user to search for an item of supply even when the NSN is unknown.
  • FedMall - Federal Mall (FedMall) is a web based online ordering platform meant to provide a full service e-Commerce site to find and acquire off the shelf, finished goods and services from the commercial marketplace and government sources for the Defense Department and other State and Federal agencies.
    • The FedMall Basics Course may serve as an introductory course for new users or as a refresher course for existing users. It is intended for those responsible for ordering supplies or for conducting research in support of those who order supplies. The course covers registration and account maintenance, basic site navigation, searching for items of supply, building and managing shopping carts, checkout of shopping carts, and order status.
    • The FedMall Order Course will have students will conduct queries using NSNs, National Item Identification Numbers (NIIN), Department of Defense Activity Address Codes (DODAAC), and Requisition (Document) Numbers for unfilled orders. The course will also cover stock-on-hand with storage locations, Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) data, shipping status of requisitioned items, quantities on contract with estimated delivery dates, and weapon system supportability analysis/stock out reports. Customer support function on conditions for submission of Supply Assistance Requests (SAR) will be covered in detail.
  • FLIS - Federal Logistics Information System - DLA Logistics Information Services provides logistics information to all qualified military services, as well as government and civilian and agencies. The information provided by Logistics Information Services is stored in a large computer database. The database is part of the Federal Logistics Information System, or FLIS. The FLIS is a centralized data bank of National Stock Number information that supports the Department of Defense (DOD), federal civil agencies, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and allied countries participating in the integrated logistics support program. The FLIS warehouses logistics information like the location, price, characteristics, and manufacturer of a repair part
    • The FLIS Edits and Rejects Course describes the process of validating catalog data before it is accepted into the FLIS. Entries pass through seven levels of FLIS edits, and this training describes each of the seven types. The Rejects Analysis section of this training describes some of the methods for resolving the errors that cause rejected data.
    • The FLIS Portfolio Workbench Course designed for the cataloging audience. This training provides catalogers with instruction on navigating throughout the FPW. The Inbox and Workload Manager areas, and all of the interface buttons associated with them, are discussed. Students learn the importance of filtering information to view the desired data. Workload unique to specific cataloging roles is also discussed.
  • Logistics Data Interpretation - The Logistics Data Interpretation (LDI) Course provides the fundamentals and technical knowledge necessary to read and understand National Stock Number (NSN) and related data elements contained within a Total Item Record (TIR). The Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) TIR is analyzed and interpreted using standard Logistics Information Services products and services. Training includes an in-depth review of all data elements groups found within the TIR to include: item names, Federal Supply Classification (FSC), reference data (part number information), characteristics data (physical and performance descriptions), Major Organizational Entity (MOE) rules (registered users), and Catalog Management Data (CMD).
  • Logistics Data Research Techniques - The Logistics Data Research Techniques (LDRT) course introduces the complete Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) Total Item Record (TIR) and various ways of researching TIR data through multimedia sources to the common logistics data users. Students gain knowledge of the TIR elements, and data definitions. Students also participate in hands-on demonstrations and exercises to familiarize themselves with Federal Logistics Data on Mobile Media (FED LOG) and Web Federal Logistics Information System (WebFLIS) functionality which are two main logistics data cross-reference and information tools.
  • MEDALS - Military Engineering Data Asset Locator System - The Military Engineering Data Asset Locator System (MEDALS) is a web-based indexing system that provides the ability to locate engineering drawings throughout the Department of Defense (DOD) community. MEDALS serves as the central index for DOD technical data. While MEDALS does not contain digital images of the technical drawings, it does provide the location of the images. The drawings are warehoused, maintained, and distributed by image repositories throughout the United States (U.S.). The image repositories supply MEDALS with technical drawing indexing information which MEDALS, in turn, supplies to its customers. Using MEDALS ensures that the user has located ALL versions of the drawing at ALL locations.
  • PUB LOG FLIS Search - Public Logistics Data on Mobile Media Federal Logistics Information System Search - The Public Logistics Data on Mobile Media (PUB LOG) Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) Search is an Information Operations web service intended for use by public entities requiring information about supply items including National Stock Number (NSN), Item Name, Reference/Part Numbers, Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes and other Federal logistics data. Available for download from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room, PUB LOG FLIS Search requires no subscription or Common Access Card (CAC) authorization. PUB LOG FLIS Search classroom training provides demonstrations and hands-on participation using the research capabilities contained within the program.
  • Turn-In and Disposition Services Training - Basic lessons walk new customers through the property turn-in process, as well as how to find disposition locations and fill out necessary forms.
  • WebFLIS - Web Federal Logistics Information System - WebFLIS provides essential information about supply items including the National Stock Number (NSN), Item Name, Reference/Part Numbers, Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes and other Federal logistics data. This application is only accessible by controlled access such as Common Access Card (CAC), External Certificate Authority (ECA), or Federal Bridge authentication. Users can register/obtain roles through the Access Management and Provisioning System (AMPS). Students will receive in-depth information and demonstration on the WebFLIS system including queries and NSN data results.
  • WEBVLIPS - Web Visual Logistics Information Processing System - WEBVLIPS is a web based, access controlled query system that is useable from any Internet attached PC. It accesses the Logistics Online Tracking System (LOTS), a DAAS relational database system, which portrays the life cycle of a logistics action. The WEBVLIPS customer can track requisitions from their release into the DoD pipeline, until the materiel is posted to the accountable records at the destination activity. WEBVLIPS also has the capability to track reports of excess, and the movement of those excesses to the destination depot or disposal. WEBVLIPS integrates information on DoDAAD, MILRI, Source of Supply, DoD Project Code, Port Code, Transaction Status Code, Unit of Issue Code, Signal Code, Hold Code, Advice Code, Condition Code, and Mode Code, to assist the user in tracking a requisition or excess through its life cycle. The course covers queries using Document Numbers, Unit Activity Codes, Project Codes, TCNs, or NSNs. Students will view supply/shipment status, see transaction history, run pre-stored reports, and create Ad Hoc Query reports that can be tailored to customer needs.