Tapestry Solutions, a Boeing Company, continues to enhance deployment planning and transportation functions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with its Integrated Computerized Deployment System (ICODES) – a DoD system of record for loading vessels, aircraft and railcars, as well as supporting yard management.
Most recently, Tapestry delivered an Initial Operational Capability for a Sea Surface Deployment Module (SSDM) for ICODES software v7.1. SSDM provides the U.S. Navy and Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) with a common operating picture for managing cargo and personnel movements via ICODES.
SSDM will replace the MAGTF (Marine Air-Ground Task Force) Deployment Support System, Version 2 (MDSS II) and merge its capabilities into ICODES. The MAGTF database enables commanders to manage, track and rapidly deploy a unit’s assets and personnel anywhere in the world.
ICODES has served as the DoD’s Joint Service logistics planning and execution system since 1997 and currently has over 20,000 global users. The web-based enterprise technology provides end-to-end supply chain visibility of cargo load plans, including distribution forecasting and planning.
ICODES increases the efficiency of transportation planning performance by incorporating intelligent software agents that offer technical solutions to complex problems. The software agents monitor operations in near-real time, and issues alerts of inconsistencies for item placement and hazardous item segregation and storage. Users also have direct access to multi-user collaborative planning and comprehensive customizable reports.
A central components of ICODES is the Single Load Planner, or SLP, which interfaces with multiple cargo documentation systems to ensure the authenticity and accuracy of cargo data within a load plan. The ICODES Terminal Management Module expands upon the basic yard capabilities in the SLP by adding the element of time, geospatial representation of the facility, and tracking the history of cargo items as they are manipulated.
Major features of ICODES include:
- Load planning for ships, aircraft, railcars, and yards
- Load estimation for pallets, containers, trucks, and trailers
- Agent alerts that notify users of warnings or violations in a load plan or estimation
- Near real-time tracking and monitoring
- Representation of conveyance and cargo reference data
- Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) technology
- Enterprise with stand-alone fallback capability