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Mission of AC/135 is to provide participant Nations with a uniform NATO Codification System as the global reference standard for materiel identification, and as a key enabler to support NATO and multinational interoperability, and harmonised logistic systems.

CORE OBJECTIVES :

1. IMPROVE CODIFICATION PROCESSES & PROCEDURES

  • Enhance interoperability for war-fighters
  • Meet national and international aims / objectives
  • Automate NCS processes to greatest extent possible
  • Simplify NCS Processes
  • Reduce time and costs

2. ENHANCE DATA QUALITY & AVAILABILITY

  • Promote Master Data concept and common understanding
  • Create metrics/measurements for continuous improvement
  • Improve international electronic data exchange capabilities

3. ENGAGE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

  • Promote NCS methodology within ISO community
  • Influence development of new ISO Standards
  • Create/support interoperability between different terminology systems / standards bodies

4. ENGAGE WITH INDUSTRY

  • Harness new technologies for data exchange or sharing
  • Enhance mutual understanding of NCS and other cataloguing systems
  • Improve and create interoperability between NATO & commercial cataloguing systems

This is simply an abstract of the AC/135 Strategy Map. The complete document can be obtained from the AC/135 Secretariat.

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