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ALE Introductory Workshops

ALE's introductory workshops provide our clients with valuable information and resources to better conduct their business.

To learn more about ALE's introductory workshops, please contact us.

Integrated Logistics Support (ILS): An Introduction

ILS is a powerful methodology for reducing Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of systems and improving customer satisfaction through improved system availability. This one-day workshop provides an introduction to the objectives and elements of ILS and its benefits to modern programs. It provides the background needed for company leaders, program managers, and engineers to understand the role ILS has in ensuring customer satisfaction and meeting profitability goals. Logisticians new to the field of ILS will benefit by developing a fundamental understanding of the elements of ILS and the tools and techniques needed for success.

The desired learning outcomes of this workshop are to develop an understanding of the origin and objectives of ILS, become faniliar with the elements of ILS and the common tools used in ILS, understand the challenges of ILS, and discover where ILS is going.

Logistic Engineering: An Introduction

Logistic Engineering is the application of Systems Engineering principles to cost-effectively develop systems, equipment, and their associated support. This one-day workshop familiarizes attendees with the objectives of Logistic Engineering, and its role and benefits in the life cycle management of modern systems and equipment.

The ideal candidate for the workshop is the government or industry contractor employee who is new to the acquisition or logistics field, or the operationally experienced enlisted person or officer who is newly assigned to the acquisition field. It is assumed that each participant is generally familiar with acquisition terminology through practical experience or Defense Acquisition University courses such as Acq 101 or equivalent courses.

The desired learning outcome for the workshop is a basic understanding of the tools and methodologies that are available and commonly used to accomplish logistic engineering and supportability analysis, and the inter-relationships between these tools and methodologies.

Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RMA): An Introduction

Modern complex system and equipment programs present challenging system operational availability and affordability requirements. RMA analyses provide the theoretical and practical tools to specify, predict, design-in, test, and demonstrate the probability of items (from individual parts up to entire systems) to perform for desired time periods in specified environments. RMA analyses also enable the monitoring and feedback of item/system performance to all concerned organizations and allow for implementation of any needed corrective action(s).

This one-day workshop is designed to provide program managers, engineers, and logisticians with a basic understanding of reliability, maintainability, and availability concepts, and their application to development programs. This course will help participants gain a practical knowledge of the elements of a successful RMA program and how to specify, plan, and manage them. Participants will become familiar with methodologies for accomplishing and integrating key elements of a RMA program, learn how to develop a plan and manage the program, and recognize what challenges exist and how to overcome them.

The desired learning outcome for this workshop is to develop an understanding of the concepts and objectives of RMA; introduce participants to common tools and techniques of RMA analyses; and help them understand the role, benefits, and challenges of RMA throughout the product life cycle.

Would you like to learn more about ALE's introductory workshops? Please contact us.