PDS Case Study- Hill Air Force Base

Case Study Type:
Outsourced project-based services and software solution

Project Scope: PDS performed full project lifecycle including analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, maintenance, and production support and sustainment using an iterative agile-based methodology.

Automated Material Tracking System (AMTS) – a web-based application designed to replace paper document tracking and control within the parts requisition and delivery process between the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and Hill Air Force Base (AFB) (35 delivery sites). This application delivers real time inventory management, tracking and accountability of high volumes of material between or within large organizations. Analytics and data visualization provide process understanding and improvement at all levels of the enterprise. AMTS provides in-transit tracking and accountability of over $50 million in

parts daily between the Defense Logistics Agency and all Air Force Logistics Centers worldwide and captures via wireless and hard wired sources over 35 million data points per week in support of over 250 analysts, 2,300 direct users and 75,000+ indirect users, as well as U.S. and Allied war fighters throughout the world.

Following the initial implementation of AMTS at Hill AFB Ogden Air Logistics Centers (OO-ALC), it was was expanded to service two additional ALCs at Tinker AFB (OC-ALC) and Robins AFB (WR-ALC) — increasing the total number of delivery sites to 285.

hillAirForcePicClient(s), User Count, Use Metrics:

U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force,

Air Force Materiel Command OO-ALC, WR-ALC, OC-ALC

  • 75,000+ indirect users
  • 2,300+ direct users
  • 250+ analysts
  • 35+ million data points per week
  • $50+ million in parts daily

Project Schedule:

PDS worked hand-in-hand with DoD and Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) on AMTS for over 11 years.

Award(s) & Recognition:

  • Semi-Finalist, Top 5 DoD Projects
  • Nominated for the Knowledge Management Reality Award


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  • UNIX (Sun Solaris and RedHatLinux)
  • Microsoft Office Web Components