Stock Control System (SCS) Modernization
DCI provides key personnel to support CSC in its efforts to modernize the Stock Control System. These resources supply expertise in program management, MQ Series, Oracle database administration, application design engineering, application development, and testing.
DCI has been involved in the modernization of the following subsystems: Reportable Asset Management Process (RAMP), Special Support Stock Control (SSSC), Reutilization/Disposal System (RDS), Readiness Based Leveling (RBL), Reformed Supply Support Program (RSSP), Purchase Request Process System (PRPS).
This modernization takes advantage of DCI's multi-disciplined team to provide expertise in CORBA, HTML, MQ Series, MQ Series Integrator, Oracle, C++, PL/SQL, and Java/J2EE in UNIX and NT environments.
During the modernization effort, new technologies and methods were inserted into the development effort as appropriate. DCI performed several management tasks during this contract to support the flexible management approach required to insert the new technologies and methods. DCI software engineers provided expertise in CORBA, MQ Series and MQ Integrator, C++, Oracle and Oracle PL/SQL stored procedures, Java/J2EE and Extreme Programming techniques.
The engineering process evolved with the tools and technologies but continued to be based on sound software engineering techniques such as JAD/Technical Interchange (TIM) meetings with the customer, internal engineering and software peer reviews and test peer reviews with the customer. Among the tasks done under this contract was an upgrade to the WEB Inquiry component of SCS which improved the WEB connectivity of the complex mainframed based Stock Control System with the internet.
With the introduction of new software tools and technologies, the supporting infrastructure had to be upgraded/added to. DCI engineers supported this effort and provide input and guidance to ensure smooth transitions into the upgraded infrastructure. The RDS task introduced Oracle workflow COTS tools into the infrastructure. The workflow process was used to manage the approval process for disposal of inventory, reclaimation of inventory from higher assemblies and rebuy of inventory from DRMO. The workflow process also managed the flow of some official documents such as demilitarization authorizations. DCI engineers provided design and development expertise on this task as well as technical management.