Employees train on asset visibility tool for logisticians

By Michael Tuttle DLA Troop Suppport Public Affairs

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Local logisticians went to school Sept. 21 on a tool to help them track where their stuff is.

The training included how to run queries for materials in transit to customers around the world through the Integrated Data Environment/Global Transition Network Convergence program.

IGC provides Defense Department logisticians with timely and accurate information on the location and status of personnel and equipment.

The IGC program is a partnership between the U.S. Transportation Command and the Defense Logistics Agency. This was the fifth year that a TRANSCOM instructor came to Naval Support Activity Philadelphia to train DLA Troop Support and NAVSUP Weapons Systems Support employees.

Instead of someone using five or more systems to integrate information, IGC's data warehouse is a single source, according to its website. The goal of IGC is to help commanders make decisions based on actionable logistics information.

“IGC makes it easier and enables the warfighter to make better decisions,” said Victor Harmon, DLA Troop Support Customer Operations deputy director.

IGC combines TRANSCOM’s Global Transportation Network and DLA’s Enterprise Business System to provide DOD with an integrated set of networked, end-to-end visibility, deployment and distribution capabilities.