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90 SFG introduces FAMS

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  • By Airman 1st Class Anthony Munoz
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs

“90 MSOS LRS manages a fleet of 220 vehicles that drove more than 2.5 million miles last year across a 9,600 square-mile tristate area,” said Lt. Christopher Giles, OIC of SFG Logistics and Sustainment. “It might sound simple, but when you have 220 vehicles spread across the tristate area and you rarely see them, it’s a beast.”

The new system, called the Fleet Accountability Management System, is designed to track vehicle location, issues, assignments, maintenance, driver issues and similar information. These records were only documented on paper prior to the implementation of FAMS.

“FAMS makes vehicle checks and inspections more efficient, cutting out the paperwork that we have to do and really brings us into the 21st century,” said Tech. Sgt. John Makar, NCOIC of the 90th Security Forces Group Fleet Management Team. “It helps us maintain a combat effective fleet to support the mission of nuclear deterrence.”

Lost time that the section gained back through the implementation of FAMS can now be used to directly support their mission and better maintain the status quo.

“All of the time spent tracking the vehicles was detracting from the routine upkeep of the fleet,” said Giles. “The quality of the SFG vehicle fleet was faltering.”

FAMS is currently being implemented as part of a 5-phase process. Phases I through IV were implemented from July to December 2021.

“In Phase I, it started as a shop database tracking tool for the SFG Fleet Managers to better project vehicle maintenance issues and track fleet locations,” said Giles. “In Phase II, the team added barcodes to all the vehicles and used a logistics package approach to align asset tracking (radios and add-on equipment) with the vehicle. Phase III expanded the system's capabilities for data analysis.”

Phase IV expanded the system to allow end-user inputs and decreased daily points of communication from over 1,500 to 415.

Phase V will replace vehicle barcodes with QR codes that will enable drivers to conduct daily vehicle checks and track fuel consumption. Drivers will also be able to report issues and accidents by sending pictures via the QR code. In addition, this phase will further decrease daily points of communication from 415 to 228.

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