HL Deb 27 January 2004 vol 656 c30WA
Earl Attlee

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the status, purpose and budget of the Ministry of Defence's DLO requirement for unit materiel management information system project. [HL790]

Lord Bach

I assume the noble Lord is referring to the Management of Materiel in Transit Project (MMiT).

MMiT has been established to identify and implement a means of giving better visibility of consignments in the defence supply chain. This will enable the supply chain to be managed with increased effectiveness and efficiency and improve the quality of information on forecast arrival dates provided to headquarters and units awaiting the delivery of stores. MMiT will not replace the existing consignment tracking systems but will exploit the data they already contain, converting them into more useful management information and making them more widely and easily available within the supply chain.

MMiT has been allocated £5.866 million to complete the assessment phase of the project. It is estimated that the provision of a suitable system is likely to cost in the region of a further £10 million but this figure will be refined once the optimum solution has been identified and any contracts have been negotiated.

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