Support Chain Information Services (SCIS) Delivery Partnership
In November 2010, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) awarded Boeing the £700 million Future Logistic Information Services (FLIS) contract to be the 10-year SCIS Delivery Partner.
SCIS is a partnership between the MOD’s Logistic Network Enabled Capability branch and Boeing, charged with developing capability through the collection of logistic applications, systems and services that delivers asset management, engineering and supply information.
The role of SCIS Delivery Partnership is to enhance the exploitation of logistic and engineering information for better decision making at all levels, especially by those in front-line commands.
Delivering effect whenever and wherever operations, the wider defence community and industry partners require logistic information, SCIS works within the MOD and the wider industry end-to-end community as a single accountable point of delivery for logistic information services. This includes the deployed space and, where appropriate, extends to the UK’s allies.
As the Delivery Partner, Boeing is tasked to provide secure, stable and resilient Support Chain Information Services by assisting the MOD in streamlining and optimising its end-to-end Logistics Information System into an agile and effective capability that underpins the support chain. The work scope includes the integration of more than 200 software applications used by the MoD to manage logistics data.
Through the Delivery Partnership, SCIS is delivering logistics information across the UK’s Defence enterprise now and into the future.
To win this contract, Boeing reached back to the U.S. for support and expertise from throughout The Boeing Company, such as its Commercial Airplane Services business, the Engineering, Operations & Technology organization, especially Information Technology; the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Tapestry Solutions; and two other subsidiaries, Aviall and Continental Data Graphics, in order to be named SCIS Delivery Partner.