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Phase 1 of the Logistics Data Resources Management System (LOGDRMS) redesign effort has been completed.

LOGDRMS maintains the current DoD logistics standard definitions of data elements and qualifier/code lists, as well as interactive representations of the DLMS Implementation Conventions (ICs). Capabilities to browse, sort, and search content are now available.

There are some placeholders for additional capabilities planned for Phase 2 of the redesign effort. We appreciate your patience while we work to enable future features, such as: identifying updates related to a specific Approved DLMS Change (ADC); hyperlinked connections between DLMS Data Elements to code lists and representation in DLMS ICs; and integrated DLMS Conversion Guides.

Please see the LOGDRMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below to learn about how LOGDRMS can be helpful to users and tips for workarounds until Phase 2 of the redesign is complete.


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What is the purpose of LOGDRMS?

LOGDRMS is a resource to inform stakeholders on DoD logistics data standards and implementation conventions (IC), which together with the business rules in DLM 4000.25, form a framework of interoperable business and data standards for DoD logistics systems.

The Defense Enterprise Data Standards Office (DEDSO) maintains the content in LOGDRMS based on requirements identified during the change management process.


What content is available in LOGDRMS?

The left navigation pane in LOGDRMS connects to the major content sections.

DLMS IC: The content presented in the PDFs from the DEDSO website have been migrated into LOGDRMS as distinct elements that can be browsed and searched.

DLMS Data Element: DoD data requirements that support DoD Logistics processes and are represented in DLMS ICs.

DLMS Qualifier & External Code List: Code lists maintained or adopted by DoD as a means to codify acceptable values for a specified DoD data requirement.

X12 Data Dictionary: Underlying data structures from the ASC X12 standard used in DLMS I ICs. Only parts of the standard adopted for use in DLMS ICs are viewable in LOGDRMS. Members of X12, such as DEDSO, have access to the complete X12 standards.


How can I leverage LOGDRMS features?

  • The major categories offer tables that can be sorted by the column headers. Some tables have mechanisms to filter by the first letter of the key column.
  • Users can browse through the branch diagram of an IC to see details, including codes and implementation notes. Canned searches are accessible from the menu to look for X12 elements and code usage. These searches help find what data is already supported in ICs and for what purposes.
  • The browse and search functions for DLMS data elements and code lists enable research on DoD data requirements already defined in DLMS.
  • The X12 dictionary shows where X12 structures are in use in DLMS ICs.

Why are there menu and data fields that seem to not work, or be populated?

The development of certain features is reserved for Phase 2 of the LOGDRMS redesign effort. Some of the future desired functions are:

  • Linkages between DLMS data elements and related qualifier/code lists. A mechanism to enable the linkages is a must feature. (See following FAQ for suggestions for looking up related qualifier/code lists.)
  • Cross-referencing hyperlinks between DLMS data elements and the locations in the DLMS ICs where the data is represented. To-date, only the DLMS Notes (implementation notes) explain what DoD data requirement an X12 data element or code is intended to represent in a DLMS IC. An additional look-up functionality of DLMS data elements is required to understand the DoD data requirement’s metadata. This planned feature will show in the IC the relevant DLMS data elements where they are intended to apply, with hyperlinks to their associated metadata.
  • Establishing the linkage between DLMS data elements and ICs also enables the metadata searches and linkages about the representation of DoD requirements in various DLMS ICs.
  • Integrating the DLMS Conversion Guides. Rather than Excel spreadsheets, the guides will be integrated into LOGDRMS, with links to their applicability in DLMS ICs.
  • Information on DLMS Changes that modify data in LOGDRMS. The information will be relevant from implementation of the capability going forward.

Are there any workarounds for Phase 2 features?

  • DLMS data elements related qualifier/code lists. In most cases when a DLMS data element has a related qualifier/code list, the name fields will be similar. Search or browse the DLMS qualifier/code list for the same keywords as the DLMS data element.
  • Determining DLMS data element applicability in DLMS ICs. DEDSO tries to map DLMS data elements to X12 elements and codes of a similar name. Use the Search X12 Code Usage in ICs, with a keyword of similes for the DLMS data element. Click through to the DLMS ICs and review the DLMS Note to validate the intended use matches the DLMS data element.

Logistics Data Management Tools

Applications, Tools and Reference

Department of Defense (DoD) Logistics data strategy requires all DoD Components to implement data management in ways that provide clear, concise, consistent, and easily accessible metadata that promotes data interoperability across the entire Department. DoD Logistics data management with the Defense Enterprise Data Standards Office is implemented at two levels: over-arching corporate Logistics level and the Defense Logistics Management Standards (DLMS), a subset of the corporate level.

  • DLMS Authorized Transaction Repository
    This is the central repository for all Defense Logistics transactional exchanges including DLMS Implementation Convention, segments, reference tables, data elements, and data domains (data codes).

  • Cross Reference Tables and Conversion Guides
    These consist of a suite of dictionaries and directories intended to be the central repository for all DLMS related transactional information, and three sets of tables identifying DoD Logistics data domains (data codes) that require conversion to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 data domains (data codes) to prevent rejection by ANSI ASC X12 oriented value added networks.