Story Number: NNS140826-11Release Date: 8/26/2014 11:53:00 AM
From Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced Aug. 26 USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) were the first ships to receive the new afloat retail point of sale systems, Retail Operations Management version 3 (ROM 3) in its ships stores.
ROM 3, the newest version of retail operations management, will provide ship stores with an updated system to order and receive merchandise from multiple vendors, track and manage inventory, record a range of financial transactions and perform in-depth reporting.
"This new system will allow data to flow freely between the ship's workstations and allow commands ashore to see the data as well," said Charles Vaughan, vice president, Navy Exchange Service Command's Ships Stores Program. "The integration of this new system will deliver a better tool in which Ship's Servicemen can manage their afloat retail business and serve their Sailors."
A core piece of this system is a point of sale module. This module, similar to any retail store's cash register, provides the ability to scan barcodes, sell merchandise, print receipts and accept cash or NavyCash payments.
"There is so much added on, particularly in the details," said Chief Ship's Serviceman William Barton, USS Mitscher S-3 leading chief petty officer. "Seeing the actual system in action was very impressive. It is a much more streamlined way of doing business and cuts out the user errors found in previous versions."
This initiative was a joint effort between Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) N6, NAVSUP Business Systems Center, NEXCOM's Ships Stores Program and NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center. Installation will continue throughout the fleet and all ships are scheduled to receive ROM 3 over the next two years.
"We will work aggressively to install this tool onto the ships and the schedule is based on ship schedules, ship availability, holiday and standdown periods and available manpower," said Vaughan. "We know the ships want this and we are working hard to deliver this enhanced tool."
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