Original Date: 05/20/2002
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Configuration Management Plus
Configuration Management Plus is a Coast Guard developed application built to provide the fleet with information and support in the areas of configuration, maintenance, and supply management.
Configuration Management Plus (CMplus) is a Coast Guard developed application built and maintained by the Department of Transportation, Volpe National Transportation System Center in Boston, MA. The present system is DOS-like, as there are no icons or mouse capabilities within the system. The fleet uses the system to manage and communicate logistics data to logistics personnel. The focus of CMplus is to support information on equipment configuration, maintenance status, and inventory. Logistics support personnel visit units on a predetermined schedule and identify supply problems, training deficiencies, and other fleet concerns. In providing support to scheduled vessels, communication can be conveyed by e-mail, telephone, or message traffic.
Fleet personnel acquire needed logistics information from three CMplus modules: Configuration Management (CM) module addresses configuration change requests, allowance change requests, configuration tracking, and parts removal.
Maintenance Management (MM) module addresses preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance actions, shoreside maintenance projects, and hull and machinery history
Supply Management (SM) module addresses part ordering, receipt, storage, and inventory management; HAZMAT controls; and bar code usage.
CMplus visits found several findings in its three modules. The present configuration status accounting of equipment in the fleet was inaccurate which adversely effected inventory levels. To resolve this issue, additional funding is being sought. Usage of the MM module increased substantially which was attributed primarily to the Naval Engineering Support Unit’s (NESU’s) involvement. In SM, inventory accuracy and storeroom conditions have improved.
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