Enterprise Management Systems

Health Clinic services, Knowledge Management, Distribution Logistics, Relocation Management

​​​Applied Research projects were completed by EMS for the California State University Research Foundation 

Agile Port System Transition Support 
EMS developed the transition strategy for selected dual-use Agile Port System (APS) and Strategic Mobility 21 (SM21) transportation and distribution technologies developed by the Californiat State University - Long Beach and the Center for the Commercail Deployment of Transportation Technologies (CCDoTT). 
This project supported the planning required to select and transition APS and SM21 capabilities through the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Office of Transition supported programs. 

Drayage In-Transit Visibility Service 
EMS lead the development and demonstration of a cell phone based tracking technology that incorporates GPS and a web based mapping application to enable the integration of shipment stakeholders at the connections or interfaces between logistics transportation modes. The technology was designed to develop the drayage truck tracking component of a drayage shipment tracking service configured to support all modes of transport. 

Agile Port System - Military Deployment JCTD Planning 
EMS supported the transition of CCDoTT APS technology and process changes to an interim capability for use by the military services and Joint Combatant community through the establishment of an APS JCTD. EMS designed the integration of the SM21 Joint Deployment and Distribution Support Platform (JDDSP) operating system to validate the APS ship loading technology and collaborative force deployment planning and execution processes to enable dynamic planning and re-planning capabilities to support Expeditionary Theater Opening requirements. 

Seabasing Advance Base Requirements 
EMS and Logistics Management Institute (LMI) collaborated to increase Seabasing stakeholders’ knowledge of variable advance base requirements by developing a set of Advance Base requirements for the sustainment of joint forces through a sea base. EMS and LMI Identified dual-use processes and tools that military and commercial stakeholders can use to support effective and efficient Advance Base operations and that can be adapted to the “deliver” function of a commercial supply chain

applied research &development

Since June 2004, EMS has employed advanced knowledge management practices, statistical analysis and modeling and simulation tools, to complete commercial supply chain and government transportation applied research, development, and analysis.

The analysis completed by EMS has been documented in numerous published reports, white papers, and presentations.  Several of the papers and studies are available through links on this website.

Strategy and Analysis Tool Development

One of the unique strategy and analysis tools being continuously enhanced by EMS is the National Integrated Inter-modal Modeling Tool (NIIM-T), which is a detailed node-arc network representing the national transportation infrastructure and modal interchange processes.  NIIM-T was created by EMS to support analysis and policy development related to inter-modal facilities: airports, seaports, and rail terminals.  The inter-modal facilities, which are represented as nodes in the model, are connected by the national air, rail and highway networks, which are represented as arcs in the model.

NIIM-T provides the flexibility to examine transportation issues at the level of detail the planner needs. NIIM-T is being developed to allow for the examination of local conditions at the micro-level while consolidating connecting corridors and nodes on a macro scale - thus allowing local models to be attached to regional and national nodes of interest as well. Through a modular design approach, planners can evaluate defined areas of interest in detail, and still view the regional, national, or international links that effect transportation activities at relevant levels of detail.