Australian Department of Defence Fuel Information Management
Varec is in the process of deploying an integrated fuel information management system across Australian Defence fuel facilities. The system transmits data to an enterprise application that supports effective management of logistics, financial accounting, purchasing, planning and reporting.
Tuesday, 26 February 2007, marked the official commencement of the acquisition of Defence’s Joint Fuels Information Management System (JFIMS) by the Australian Department of Defence. The same fuels management system, FuelsManager® Defence, that is utilised by the U.S. and UK militaries will provide the ADF with an enterprise wide, web based bulk fuel inventory management system.
Managing the Supply Cycle for Bulk Fuels
It will provide the Joint Fuels and Lubricants Agency (JFLA) with an integrated tool to manage the supply cycle for bulk fuels. By rationalising a range of smaller, ad-hoc systems, JFLA will have access to better quality data. An existing system for management of ground fuel and fuel cards, ADO Fuel Management System, will also be integrated into JFIMS.
Centralised Reporting Across all Facilities
The system will allow the collection of data from defence fuel facilities across Australia, as well as tanker ships, fuel exchange with allies and commercial fuel suppliers. It will automatically transfer the data to a centralised database.
Local Fuels Facility Level Automation
The system will also upgrade the existing JFIMS terminals to modern, state-of-the-art systems to allow for fuel facility management and tank management for the maritime and aviation environments.