Infotech in partnership with the Computerised Inventory Control Project (CICP)
of the Army Ordnance Corps has completed the inventory management and MIS
project of the Army. CICP is one of the premier IT projects of the Army.
Integrated inventory management application has been developed by Tata
Infotech using sate-of-the-art Java Enterprise Beans (JZEE) technology.
The pilot phase of this project has more than 1500 screens and is one of
the largest projects in terms of expanse and functionality using JZEE
Implementation of CICP has ushered
in a new era of automation of activities akin to ERP in the Army Ordnance
Corps, the materials managers of the Indian Army. Modern material
management techniques have been incorporated in CICP which would result in
enhanced transparency, asset visibility and customer satisfaction. CICP
system brings in substantial savings through reduced inventory carrying
costs and accurate provisioning. The project also results in reduction of
paper work in the Army, faster response to operational requirements of the
field, effective logistics support and effective MIS and decision support
system for commanders in chain.
Tata Infotech has undertaken
execution of the systems integration project on turn-key basis. Teams of
software engineers and systems integrators of Tata Infotech along with
domain experts in the field of materials management of CICP worked
tirelessly for the past two years to develop and implement this robust and
To facilitate the use and enhance
the customer satisfaction, features such as "touch screen"
digital images of inventory and interactive voice response system (IVRS)
have been provided. Hand-held terminals have been used for receipt,
warehousing and stock taking activities in the system resulting in saving
of time. The project is an excellent example of a successful mission
through partnership between the industry and defence.
- PIB (DW)