GDMS: Providing Vehicle In-Transit Visibility, Incident Analysis, and Emergency Management Solutions
The Global Distribution Management System, or GDMS, is a map-centric software application that tracks commercial trucking and private security firms in support of U.S. Army logistics operations in deployed environments.
GDMS has been operational for over a decade, supporting ground transportation movements throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.
The commercial software provides near real-time In-Transit Visibility (ITV) of transponder-equipped vehicles that transport equipment, fuel, medical supplies and other cargo for the U.S. military.
GDMS is used to track incidents, plan routes and provide feedback to the U.S. military on the carriers’ planned movements. It also provides emergency/panic alert warnings to contractor personnel as they pass hazards and checkpoints.
Custom Global Distribution Management Tool Solves a Problem for the U.S. Army
Deployed coalition forces in Afghanistan rely heavily on commercial logistics support contractors to transport all classes of supplies, fuel, materials, and equipment needed to support the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission.
To track and manage those missions the U.S. Army utilizes a Tapestry Solutions custom developed software named Global Distribution Management System (GDMS).