Accenture has assisted the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) in the development and deployment of a new codification system in support of logistics and supply chain operations.
Said to be the DoD's first software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, the new cloud-based system will allow the department to receive up-to-date Nato codification data and develop new supply chain processes and procedures.
According to the company, codification helps defence organisations to accurately identify, classify and number supply items, as well as manage defence logistics.
In collaboration with Accenture and AURA, a DoD-led project team integrated the codification solution with internal systems to ensure it satisfied the organisation's requirements.
Accenture Australia defence business managing director Matt Gollings said: “Accenture is proud to have had the opportunity to work alongside defence and AURA to deliver this project focused on achieving maximum effectiveness in logistics support.”
The company conducted data migration from existing systems, and developed and deployed the new solution, as part of a one-year project.
Nato compliance testing was carried out to ensure that the technology is capable of communicating with the defence agencies of other nations and agencies.
With an annual budget of A$26bn ($26.9bn), the DoD consists of the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force, along with a Reservist force and Departmental organisations.