MMIS (Materials Management Information System):
Materials Management Information System was developed at Central Railway in 1998 initially for COS office, Stores A/c. office and five major depots of the C.Rly viz. CRD, PR, MTN, JHS and VVH. Since then, the system has undergone several customization and is now successfully implemented on all Stores Depot, Divisions & Stores finance branch. The field units (Depots & Divisions) are depots in Central Railway, 14 depots are connected online to the Centralized connected to server at Hqtrs through railnet.
With implementation of MMIS, the quality of work and output has improved, flow of information is very quick. There has been transparency in the working and as per CVC guidelines high value purchase, single tender purchase, sales information etc. has been posted on the net. All this has been possible because of successful implementation of MMIS.
The details of all modules implemented under MMIS as below:
(a)Purchase Module: The nntire process of procurement i.e. from Initiation of Demand to release of purchase order and post purchase activities are fully computerized. This has resulted in saving of lead time of the procurement cycle and also improve availability of the items to the internal users. The information of the system is available on Intranet for managerial decisions
(b) Finance Module: Implemented at Stores A/c. in HQ. Bill passing activities, payments and Stores Monthly Summaries are being generated through MMIS.
(c) Depot Module: Implemented in the depots. Sub modules are Ledger Section, Yard, Transaction Module, Receiving Section, Fabrication, Returned Stores, etc. Here again the entire depot working is computerized and data is transferred to and fro depot electronically.
(d) Uniform Module: This module facilitated for monitoring of uniform supply to
the railway employees.
(e) Sales Module: This module for monitoring of sale activity (disposal of
scrap) of the railway.
(f) LP Module: This module designed, developed and implemented in Divisions & depot for petty purchase activities.
Indentor and Vendor related information is also available on both Internet (www.cr.indianrailways.gov.in and on Intranet of the railway. The site contains static information viz. Vendor Guide, Indenter?s Guide, Information regarding Materials Management Department, SOPGEN etc. and dynamic information like Stock Position, Non-Stock Demand Information, Vendor Bill Position, Vendor Registration Status, Vendor Information, Auction Catalogue, Auction Program and various other reports for both Indenters and Vendors.