The Defense Logistics Agency has created a new dashboard designed to track the distribution of COVID-19 test kits across the U.S.
The new dashboard application, launched in February, uses key performance indicators to measure and track the progress of DLA’s distribution operations in San Joaquin, California, and an associated warehouse in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, the agency said Thursday.
The U.S. Postal Service and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Coordination Operation and Response Element provide data that the application uses to generate information on inbound and outbound kit shipments nationwide.
“Between the speed of analysis and delivery to our users, whether they’re accessing the application on a computer or mobile device, everyone now sees the same data simultaneously,” said Steven Forster, a supply management specialist at DLA Distribution.
Forster, who developed the app for computer use, eventually created an interface that allows mobile devices to access the dashboard. The app also features a chart that presents USPS’ hub deliveries and how long it would take to drive to these locations.