Complete a correspondence subcourse on the advantages that automation
technology has provided to the supervisor and manager. Identify terms and
definitions related to computers; techniques used with current Automated Food
Service software; systems performance, systems diagnostics, and monitoring
users; skills and abilities required to effectively supervise and manage an
Automated Food Service System at the dining facility.
In a self-study environment.
STANDARD: To demonstrate competency of these tasks you must achieve a minimum of 70
percent accuracy on the subcourse examination.
REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following
publications: AISM 25-L37-AJK-ATT-EM-4 (AFMIS End User Manual).
All Senior Food Operations Sergeants (SFOS) are involved in the day to day operation of dining
facilities. Every day these facilities are becoming more dependent upon automation in order to
function. Being functional and literate in automation is a necessity that will allow the SFOS to
access and use the AFMIS system as a management tool that will greatly enhance the service to
the customers that the dining facility can provide.
a. Language. Computers use a unique language that is relatively foreign to the every day
person. This causes many people to avoid using them in the work place and at home. SFOS
working in the dining facility must have an understanding of computer systems and how they
function. Data that is processed through a computer is assimilated in a process that differs from
processing with a paperwork system.
(1) 400 megahertz Pentium Micro Processor
(2) 32 Megabytes RAM