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Information System for Logistics

of the Czech Armed Forces

This presentation characterizes main features, capabilities and architecture of the Information System for Logistics (ISL) of the Czech Armed Forces having more than twenty-five years long experience in building and using information systems for logistics. Information systems were built to support various areas of logistics. The materiel management was individual for each from about 30 groups of materiel and as well information systems were built separately mostly using mainframe computers. This way of non-uniform materiel record keeping had many disadvantages and led to ineffective materiel economy. It was a courageous decision to start building a new integrated Information System for Logistics (ISL) in 1994. The aim was to build up a system that will assure compatibility with NATO in logistics benefiting from modern logistic approaches of NATO (e.g. the NATO Codification System) and will increase efficiency in logistic processes saving human and materiel resources. The main objectives of the new ISL are:

• To provide a tool for economical control in peace, threat period and in wartime
• To provide a uniform support for all services with unified management of all materiel items
• To assure a clear visibility on units’ performance
• To allow maximal control over expenditures: man-hours and funds
• To enhance flexibility and reliability
• To achieve interoperability with external systems (NATO, Parliament, other military information systems)

The Information System for Logistics (ISL) provides support for military logistics in all important areas for both consumer logistics and production logistics. It ensures uniform support for all services of the armed forces in all over the territory of the country.

ISL Position ISL Structure Supply Cycle Supply Sub-system

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