By Naval Supply Systems Command
Business Systems Center Public Affairs
Experts at Naval Supply Stems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, successfully completed the transition of a new weapon systems acquisition tool to the NAVSUP Enterprise portal.
“The Acquisition Logistics Productivity Planning (ALPP) tool is a true enabler of [NAVSUP] Weapon Systems Support (WSS),” said Ricky Neason, director of life cycle management at NAVSUP WSS in Philadelphia.
ALPP is an acquisition event tracking tool to monitor progress of preparatory support actions when the Navy acquires new weapon systems.
The Web-based application produces the Supply Support Management Plan, which serves as a strategic document and provides a capability to record and monitor acquisition milestones from early acquisition to delivery date.
Additionally, ALPP tracks receipt of provisioning technical documentation, monitors completion dates for the item selection process, schedules system transition dates, and provides visibility of interim support item list actions associated with initial operational capability.
Alignment of the tool with NAVSUP’s portal supports directives to reduce infrastructure footprints, and eliminates a stand-alone authority process for ALPP.
“The transition to the Enterprise portal will ensure its continued utilization and availability well into the 21st century,” said Neason.