Call Wizard Works:
|With the advent of the PC at the desktop, today’s Navy and Marine Corps personnel have launched into the supply world with technology at their fingertips. Requisitioning, issuing, receiving, inventorying and adjusting are now available to the fleet using PC-based applications interfacing with mainframe applications in the world of Shipboard Non-tactical Automated Data Processing (SNAP) for maintenance and supply. This dynamic environment requires the use of Windows-based applications, which provide for rapid solutions in putting information and solutions to the user in the most expeditious manner. |
Wizard Works is a Fleet Supply Policy Council-sponsored, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)-directed, development group responding to fleet ideas for improvements in automated afloat supply management. Under the Wizard Works concept, research and development is conducted on PC-based applications using commercial software and hardware that interface with other NAVSUP sponsored business systems and applications. Recommendations are made to the NAVSUP functional manager and the fleet with the goals of rapid prototype, development, and deployment to the fleet and other users.
Originally charted by NAVSUP at COMNAVAIRLANT in 1989, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Norfolk (SSCN) assumed responsibility as technical point of contact and systems integrator in October 1993. Under SSCN, centralized management of the Wizard Works development effort is maintained through:
- Providing life cycle management
- Providing contract oversight and coordinated tasking with NAVSUP’s Fleet Support Division
- Removing perceived parochialism,
- Standardization of products,
- Configuration management,
- Test and compatibility testing
Wizard Works Applications
FACTS (RETROGRADE AND SHIPPING)
Fleet Automated Control Tracking System (FACTS) is a windows based application that improves management oversight of material within the Navy's traceability and control system by expanding visibility to every point between the turn-in and receipt destinations. It also provides financial managers an additional tool to reconcile follow-up transactions.
FACTS Transshipping is a windows based application that tracks material through one or more hubs, records the receipt of the material from the shipping unit, reports the repacking, and shipment to the next destination. It also prints issue release and receipt documents and shipping labels for material that has been repacked or consolidated.
Fleet Image Management System (FIMS) is a windows based application that stores and retrieves issue release, receipt and turn-in documents. The image processing engine is scalable to support other types of user defined documents up to 8.5 inches by 14 inches.
Integrated Barcode System (IBS) is a windows based application that automates the collection of barcode data from Department of Defense forms, issue release and receipt documents, barcoded material, and storeroom or warehouse location labels. The application relies on barcode scanners to collect data and interfaces with the NTCSS software for exporting and importing data. IBS and the portable scanners are complemented by fixed and portable barcode printers, capable of producing thermal tags.
Quick-1 is a window based application that provides the ability to electronically input, retrieve, modify, generate, and store issue release and receipt documents. This application provides import interface capability with Micro-SFM for printing the release and receipt documents.
Ships and MALS Automated Reconciliation Tracking System (SMARTS) is a window based application that provides the ability to automate the processing of the Summary Filled Order Expenditure Difference Listing (SFOEDL) that requires validation, challenges, and reporting. SMARTS interfaces with PSNAP I & II, Micro-SFM, and RSupply. SMARTS generates a detailed financial adjustment documents for system processing. It also provides management the ability to review current and historical SFOEDL processing and to list unfilled orders.