ATTACHMENT TO PDC 400
Exclude Army from using the Logistics Asset Support Estimate (LASE) Process
a. Service/Agency: Army, HQAMC
b. Originator: HQAMC (Commercial 703-806-8311), Supply Chain Execution Business Team Lead
(Commercial 256-876-1724), Supply Management Business Area Lead (Commercial 256-313-4250)
2. FUNCTIONAL AREAS: Supply Management Business Areas:
a. Sales and Distribution
b. Supply Chain Planning.
a. DLMSO memorandum, November 25, 2009, DLMS Supply Process Review Committee Meeting
09-01, October 28-29, 2009
b. DLMSO memorandum, May 29, 2008, PDC 301, Alternative to LASE Process for DLA Managed
Assets Using DOD EMALL Supportability Analysis Stock Out Report Tool (Supply/MILSTRAP), available
c. DOD 4000.25-2-M, Military Standard Transaction Reporting and Accounting
Procedures (MILSTRAP), available at: http://www.dla.mil/j-
d. DOD 4000.25-M, DLMS, Volume 2 Supply, available at:
4. REQUESTED CHANGE:
a. Title: Exclude Army from using LASE.
b. Description of Change:
(1) Army decision is not to initiate a requirement for programming this capability in their
modernized system aka Logistics Modernization Program (LMP). Army modernized system will not
provide the ability for customers to submit LASE transactions to Army. In addition, under LMP, Army
does not generate LASE transactions to other Components, nor will Army use LASE on an intra-Army
basis. Army is not offering an alternative to LASE, but instead requests its use with Army be
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c. Reason for change:
(1) The Army has not used the LASE requirement since 2007. Army will not pursue funding to
support an Enterprise Resource Planning (LMP) requirement since LASE has been inactive. No Services have
expressed concern over the absence of Army participation in LASE.
(2) At Supply PRC meeting 09-01 (reference 3a) Army addressed that they did not plan to provide for
LASE under LMP. The MILSTRAP Administrator noted that LASE is a DOD requirement documented in
MILSTRAP/DLMS. Army cannot unilaterally stop supporting a DOD requirement and that if Army’s modernized
system will not support LASE, Army must submit a PDC to request elimination of the DOD process or provide an Army
(3) DLMSO notes that DLA previously documented by PDC 301 (reference 3b) that they do not use
LASE in their modernized Enterprise Business System (EBS). DLA offered the Services the alternative of using
the DOD EMALL Supportability Analysis Stock Out Report Tool to obtain information on DLA managed assets.
All Components concurred with PDC 301. DLMSO has been holding the ADC in abeyance due to Army’s
indication that they no longer saw a need for LASE.
(4) If the Services concur with elimination of LASE for Army, DLMSO requests that as part of
your response to this PDC, Navy, Air Force, Marine corps, and Coast Guard
a) provide a position on whether you will continue LASE process with remaining parties,
since you are the only remaining stakeholders in the process.
b) provide a position on whether you recommend elimination of the LASE process [If all
Components recommend elimination of LASE process, DLMSO will take action to document that proposal.]
d. LASE Background: LASE is the DOD MILSTRAP/DLMS (references 3c and 3d respectively) automated
procedure for the DOD Components to determine the ability of the Integrated Materiel Managers to support
contingency or operational plans, projects, and other important programs. LASE requests are initiated in
conjunction with particular programs or projects by personnel responsible for scheduling, planning, or reporting on
the overall supply support status of major equipment or systems. LASE is a systemic computer to computer process
using transactional interface. The LASE transactions (MILSTRAP Document Identifier (DI) Codes DTA, DTB,
DTC and DTD and DLMS 846L) are used to obtain general estimates of the type of supply support that may be
anticipated for a weapons system. LASE transactions provide on-hand and due in and backorder data by NSN.
The MILSTRAP formats are found at: http://www.dla.mil/j-6/dlmso/elibrary/manuals/milstrap/AP3_Index.asp.
The DLMS 846L transaction can be found at http://www.dla.mil/j-6/dlmso/elibrary/TransFormats/140_997.asp.
(1) Revise DOD 4000.25-2-M, MILSTRAP, Chapter 14, LASE, paragraphs C14.1 and C14.2, as
revised by PDC 301, to specify Army does not participate in LASE as shown below (changes identified by
red, bold italics). Corresponding changes will be made to the DLMS Volume 2 LASE chapter.
“C14.1. GENERAL. This chapter provides an automated procedure for authorized activities of
the DoD Components Air Force, Navy, Marine Corp, and Coast Guard to determine the ability
of the Integrated Materiel Managers (IMMs) for the same to support contingency or operational
plans, projects, and other important programs.
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C14.2. SCOPE. The LASE provisions of this chapter are applicable to authorized wholesale
and below wholesale activities of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard,
and only apply when submitting the LASE requests to IMMs for those Components. The
LASE procedures do not apply to the Army and Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) IMMs.”
(2) Revise MILSTRAP chapter 14, as revised by PDC 301, section C14.4.6, Activities
Authorized To Submit LASE Requests, to delete all Army activities. Corresponding changes will be
made to DLMS Volume 2 LASE chapter.
(3) Revise MILSTRAP Appendices AP3.38 and AP3.41, DI codes DTA (Asset Support
Request) and DTD (Asset Support Request Follow-up) respectively, as revised by PDC 301, to
revise record positions 4-6, Routing Identifier Code (TO), to read:
FIELD LEGEND POSITION(S) ENTRY AND INSTRUCTIONS
Routing Identifier 4-6 Enter the RI code of the IMM to which this transaction
(TO) is being forwarded, except for DLA and Army. DLA
and Army does not participate in LASE. Accordingly,
do not use this transaction with DLA or Army IMMs
(DLA RI Code SMS and Army RI Codes A12, AKZ,
B14, AJ2, B17, B16, B64, and A35).
(4) Revise DLMS Supplement (DS) 846L introductory notes, as revised by PDC 301, to
document that Army does not participate in LASE. Changes from 846L, as revised by PDC 301, are
red, bold, italics highlighted in yellow.
Item Location DS 846L Reason
1 DLMS Revise DLMS introductory note 1: To reflect that DLA does not
Introductory participate in LASE.
Notes 1. Organizations use this transaction set for the LASE
process to inquire about material availability for
support of contingency operations, special projects, or
other operational requirements. Integrated Material
administrative update to
document in the DS that DI
Managers (IMMs)/Inventory Control Points (ICPs),
Code DTD functionality was
other than the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), use
eliminated from DLMS by
this transaction set to respond to material availability
intent in favor of submitting a
inquiries. Do not use DS 846L with DLA or Army.
new LASE request.
DLA and Army does not participate in the LASE
process. Use the DOD EMALL Stock Availability -
Stock Out Report Tool to obtain information for DLA
managed items (see
http://www.dlis.dla.mil/emall.asp). This transaction
encompasses the functionality of MILSTRAP Document
Identifier (DI) Codes DTA, DTB, and DTC.
MILSTRAP DI Code DTD (LASE Follow-up) was
eliminated from DLMS by intent. In DLMS, a new
LASE request is submitted rather than a follow-up.
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Item Location DS 846L Reason
3 DLMS Revise DLMS introductory note 5 to add PDC 400: Identifies DLMS Changes
Introductory included in the DS.
Notes - PDC 400, Exclude Army from using the Logistics
Asset Support Estimate (LASE) Process
f. Alternative: Re-program LMP to accept LASE transactions.
5. ADVANTAGES: Cost avoidance by not programming an old legacy process into the modernized system.
6. DISADVANTAGES: None identified.
a. Army identifies no Army impact. Army states there is no use of the Army LASE process for some
time and no Services have expressed an impact since the Army fielded their Logistics Modernization Program
(LMP) to the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command in July 2003 and to the US Army
Aviation and Missile Command in May 2009. LMP does not process LASE transactions.
b. DLA. There would be no impact to DLA. DLA previously documented by PDC 301 that they do
not use LASE in their modernized system, EBS.
c. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard: May require change to AIS processing
LASE transactions, to stop sending LASE transactions to Army.
d. DLMS data: No DLMS data elements are being added or changed by this PDC.
e. Transactions: Affects transaction exchange for LASE transactions (DLMS 846L; MILSTRAP
DI Codes DTA, DTB, DTC and DTD) to remove Army as a trading partner.
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