Information interface improves visibility of air shipments.
An increasing number of DOD air shipments are consolidated and loaded onto 463E pallets. When a 463L pallet is ready for onward movement, it is considered "capped" and given the status code "C." The electronic interface then allows CCPs to notify GATES users at the APOEs of the estimated time of arrival of capped cargo almost immediately.
The CCP sends two additional updates through DSS to GATES: the first when the truck destined for the aerial port is completely loaded, and a second when the truck actually departs the CCR Using the interface makes information available to everyone from the air clearance authority to the load planner and speeds the process for aerial port cargo handlers as well as airlift mission planners. Planners at the Tanker Airlift Control Center at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, can monitor cargo bound for various APOEs and adjust flight schedules to improve efficiency.
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|Title Annotation:||ALOG NEWS; Air Mobility Command and Defense Logistics Agency's electronic interface between DLA Distribution Standard System and Global Air Transportation Execution System|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2006|
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