* A look at four challenges in establishing global LIS solutions to sustain critical military systems

* A critical tool of successful logistics operations is the Logistics Information System (LIS)

April 24, 2020 – [Arlington, VA] – We are excited to share with you our latest STS White Paper:

The United States (US) Government employs a variety of force protection and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems around the world. These systems detect and defend against threats to US service members and allied forces. The vital function of these systems—protecting US soldiers and allies—requires the equipment to be operational at all times, accomplished through responsive and agile logistics operations. Yet, many of these systems reside in remote locations and harsh environments, including active combat zones, which adds complexity to logistics.

A critical tool of successful logistics operations is the Logistics Information System (LIS). An LIS is a database used to effectively collect, validate, and analyze supply and maintenance data throughout the asset management lifecycle. The LIS tracks parts and supplies, maintenance actions, and quality control checks to help keep mission critical systems operational. For example, users can track the time it takes to deliver a part to a specific location in theater or track how often a part needs to be replaced. Analyzing this information, Logistics Specialists can then predict when to order and ship parts so they arrive at the right time and in the right quantities, preventing long system downtime waiting for part replacements. The LIS also communicates a transparent picture of inventory and asset information to geographically dispersed personnel, including Government representatives.

STS International designs, customizes, and deploys Logistics Information Systems for global asset management. Through our experience establishing end-to-end LIS solutions to sustain military systems, STS has identified and solved some of the top challenges faced when implementing an LIS, discussed in this paper.

About STS

Founded in 1992, STS International is a U.S. Veteran Owned business with over twenty-seven years of experience providing integrated, secure solutions and services to the federal government in the areas of Engineering, Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management, Training and Simulation, and Professional Support Services. We have focused our efforts in the domains of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defense, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C6ISR), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Force Protection Systems, Cyber Mission Assurance, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, and Medical Training and Simulation.

Our goal at STS is to achieve mission-success for our clients in Defense, Homeland, and National Security by dedicating ourselves to the principles of innovation, agility, and excellence.  What makes STS unique is our ability to swiftly meet our client’s needs while sustaining an organization with global operations and a mature infrastructure to support enterprise, end-to-end solutions. Our solutions maximize best value, mitigate risks, and optimize operational efficiency.   In 2018, the Washington Business Journal recognized STS as a Defense Contractor to Watch and, in 2019, Inc. 5000 honored STS for the sixth year in a row as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.