Defence Innovation Hub

Digitalisation of Joint Modular Intermodal Logistics System (D-JMILS)

Timeframe: 2019-2020

Digitalisation of JMILS (D-JMILS) involves the integration of location and condition monitoring sensors using intrinsically safe RuBee magnetic near field communications to the Joint Modular Intermodal Logistics System (JMILS). JMILS is a series of modular, intermodal, scalable, interconnectable logistics packaging and platforms designed to move efficiently through the Defence supply chain and are compatible with Army’s Land 121 vehicles, including the HX77 ILHS truck and 40M.

The aim of D-JMILS is to enable adaptive and focused logistics support through a digitalised and integrated packaging solution in order to improve equipment Operational Availability rates and reduce Through Life Support costs. D-JMILS will isolate and reduce the Logistic Delay and Administration Delay time that greatly impacts Operational Availability.

By integrating the RuBee Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) visibility software application with SAP, the real-time data collection enables logistics process automation, near real-time decision support and contributes to a Logistics Common Operating Picture (LCOP).

ECLIPS expects to transition from a DIH Phase 2: Technology Demonstration Phase to Phase 3: Prototype System Phase in 2020/2021. ECLIPS has enough resources to complete this transition which is an underlying capability for ECLIPS AID 2020 proposals in relation to Sense and Response Logistics and a digital modular supply chain.