A. This tool is located at the Logistics Innovation Agency (LIA) formerly known as the Logistics Transformation Agency (LIA) formerly known as the Logistics Integration Agency (LIA) @ . (I think their name may change again soon – so stay tuned). Look down the right hand column for DCS G4, Digital Publication Management System (DPMS) and click it open.
B. On the right side at the top is a "Policy Information" section that contains:
: All publications for which the DA G-4 is the proponent may be accessed here.
: Ever wonder when an update to a supply publication was going to be available? Peruse the schedule here.
: Ahh, the internet the way it started – an old fashioned bulletin board. One may post supply questions here and receive a response from peers and occasionally from a "subject matter expert" (SME). Check it out, the file is historical and your question may have already been asked and perhaps answered. You won't know until you look.
: This link is broken, so move on
: "Policy Enrollment and Notification System" (PENS). One of our favorites because once you're set up, it's on auto pilot. Sign in using your AKO User Id/Password and you can subscribe to receive automatic notification when a G-4 owned publication is changed or revised and/or a new one is published. This is a great way to stay up to speed with minimum effort on your part.
C. Move down to the "" sub section. The time saving tool here is the:
section, which, once you have again signed in using your AKO User ID/Password, allows you to review "draft" documents of supply publications.
We all know AR 710-2, Supply Policy Below the National Level, was published 8 Jul 05 but the corresponding "user pamphlets" have not been updated/published. In reality, the pamphlets have been updated by the Quartermaster Center and School (QMC&S) and LTA. In fact, DA Pamphlet 710-2-2, Supply Support Activity Supply System: Manual Procedures, is posted right here in the Works in Progress section of DPMS. You may access it by chapter and see what the new pamphlet will look like. Remember: As the site's disclaimer reads this is a "draft" document.