The DPAS M&U module does not populate the Part Receive Dt for items issued from Warehouse. M&U allows the user to enter a Part Receive Dt once part requests are established and this date is transferred over to the Maint Issue Inquiry in Warehouse. The Part Receive Dt from M&U is incorrect information for the Maint Issue Inquiry since this field should display the date parts were received into the Warehouse.
We recommend that M&U auto populates the Part Receive Dt field in the sub-work order parts tab with the date that the parts are issued from the Warehouse. This field should still be editable for the user to change. If necessary, this field can be renamed to Part Issue Date to prevent any confusion.
In Warehouse, the Maint Issue inquiry needs to display the date that parts are received into the Warehouse. Backordered parts need to be monitored and should update their status accordingly in the Maint Issue inquiry. The backorder date is currently updated when the part enters this status but the Estimated Deliver Dt is not updating in this inquiry and the user is unable to change it once the Due-In is created. The user needs the ability to update the Estimated Delivery Dt for backordered items and these dates need to reflect in the Maint Issue inquiry. Lastly, the Part Receive Dt needs to update in the Maint Issue inquiry to reflect the date that the parts are received into the Warehouse.
AFI 24-302 mandates that Materiel Control initiates, monitors and follows up on part requests. This AFI also mandates that Materiel Control checks and verifies the need for backordered parts (non-mission capable & delayed) daily.
Having receipt/issue dates in M&U will provide better accountability of parts issued to work orders. In Warehouse, having correct estimated delivery and received dates will provide status accuracy and reduce research time since all information will display in one inquiry.
The entire Air Force component as well as other services will benefit from having accurate receive dates for items in M&U and Warehouse.