Army Food Management Information System (AFMIS)

Challenge

The Army Food Management Information System (AFMIS) required modernization to better serve its customers and to manage food distribution and dining facilities worldwide.

Solution

AFMIS provides an enterprise-wide automated solution for the Army Food Management Program, encompassing operations across each of the major commands and Army regions. AFMIS provides an automated user interface for dining facility operations and troop issues, as well as installation management.

Engility has partnered with Software Engineering Center – Lee (SEC-Lee) in the Army’s modernization efforts with the AFMIS system since 1996. Engility was instrumental in the strategic planning and the functional requirements gathering as well as the evaluation of commercial food service commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products to accomplish its mission. Engility led in the development and integration of a hybrid COTS and custom-developed software. Recently, SEC-Lee has contracted Engility to provide both legacy system migration support and reengineering support for the legacy server-based system to a Web-based graphical user interface (GUI) system.

Benefits/Achievements

Engility engineers not only know the technology, but also have significant functional understanding of the food service system. This mix of expertise has proven invaluable to the client as the replacement system was successfully developed using an evolutionary prototype development methodology incorporating the best-of-breed capabilities from the legacy system and COTS. Our team has allowed the AFMIS program to successfully support 53 Army/Reserve installation operations and approximately 350 dining facilities worldwide.