Accenture has developed an Integrated Logistics Management System (ILMS) for the U.S. Department of State (DoS) to streamline logistics support for diplomats and embassies across the globe.
Developed by Accenture Federal Services, the ILMS helps the State Department support key services speeding essential goods to diplomatic personnel around the world, and help the department accomplish its mission, Accenture said.
The ILMS Fleet Management Information System now tracks the State Department’s worldwide fleet of more than 14,000 vehicles and supports overseas motor pool operations with a standardized, web-based solution.
Accenture and ILMS recently helped the Department extend the ILMS program to more than 200 additional sites in its global network and enhancing program functionality by adding fleet and expendables management modules.
The department has increased the efficiency of its vehicle management, helping meet federal mandates for tighter control of vehicle-related expenses.
System-generated reports have replaced manual reports, saving time and money, and individual embassies and consulates can track and access real-time vehicle use data, supporting the safe transport of State Department and other agency personnel.
The materials and supplies needed to maintain these vehicles and 350,000 other items that keep embassies and consulates running smoothly now are included in ILMS.
Since its inception in 2000, ILMS has delivered $319 million in cost savings to date, with projected additional annual savings of $154 million.
ILMS has also eliminated more than 25 antiquated IT systems. It has helped realize a 14 percent reduction in Diplomatic Pouch and Mail outbound transportation rates, saving the Department $1.4 million annually.
The service also supported more than $10 billion in annual procurement spend across more than 450,000 transactions; manages more than 200 million pounds of annual freight valued at $170 million; and tracks nearly 4.8 million assets totaling more than $6.3 billion.
ILMS provides support for more than 33,000 users across the United States and at 264 posts in 176 countries.