From a design perspective, initiatives such as Modularization (Brigade Combat Team configurations), ERP, equipment Rapid Fielding and Contractor Logistics Support are good examples of concepts that have demanded OSMIS attention.
OSMIS is defined by its users; who (organizations represented), what (type of data queried for and purpose for using the data) and how many (or how often they are accessing and relying on OSMIS data).
Reserve Components rely upon information derived from OSMIS data.
When the Army Working Capital Fund Requirements Review Group commissioned AMSAA to review the accuracy and cost efficiency of the Performance Based Logistics contract programs, OSMIS was included in the analysis.
In all of these studies the advantage that OSMIS offers is its unique weapon system focus.
To facilitate the coordination among acquisition analysts in the PM shops, OSMIS training has now become a standard course of instruction in the Defense Acquisition University BCF Class 215.