What is Product Support Analysis and Logistics Product Data?

Product Support Analysis (PSA) is a critical component of any Life-Cycle Management Program. The objective of PSA is to cause supportability requirements to be an integral part of design requirements, to understand and define the optimal support requirements, and to prepare Logistics Product Data (LPD) documentation required to build a functional support system for the product life-cycle.

Some of the techniques used in PSA include Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA), and Level of Repair Analysis (LORA). PSA activities integrate with specialty engineering disciplines such as Test and Evaluation, Human Factors Engineering, Reliability, and Safety programs.

This three-day workshop is designed to assist Design Engineers, Logistics Engineers, and Managers with the implementation (application) of supportability analysis to programs, emphasizing tailoring the program strategy for the program phase, defining the program PSA goals, and streamlining the approach to capture cost savings while achieving PSA objectives. Formerly governed by MIL-STD-1388-1A/2B, this workshop has been updated to give students a thorough understanding of current DoD guidance using TA-STD-0017A and GEIA-STD-0007C.

Lectures are provided on the principles of PSA and the organization and use of LPD. Workshop topics are reinforced by a series of group discussions and simple hands-on exercises.


Dates: October 18-20th, 2022
Cost: $1000.00 per Attendee
Where: ALE Headquarters | 7720 Rivers Edge Drive | Suite 245 | Columbus OH 43235

Upon registration, we will contact you with recommendations for travel accommodations and additional logistical details.
Please register using the form below.  Have questions before you register?  Send all inquiries to staff@ale.com

Instructor BIO

Steve Rodgers
Chief Operating Officer | Technical Director

Steve Rodgers is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Technical Director at Acquisition Logistics Engineering.  He is a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) and Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE).  His duties include overseeing the management of all active programs for the use of sound technical approaches and the addressing of all appropriate program requirements.  Steve has over 26 years of experience addressing life cycle considerations during the design of complex systems and equipment to reduce total ownership cost and improve safety, reliability, and availability.

Workshop Sessions

  • 1. Workshop Introduction
  • 11. Understanding Candidate Items
  • 2. PSA and LPD
  • 12. Task Analysis and Documentation
  • 3. Overview of PSA
  • 13. FMECA and the "B Entity" Linkage
  • 4. Developing a Product Support Strategy
  • 14. Using Batch Calculations
  • 5. Supportability Objectives
  • 15. Techniques for Tech Review and Quality Assurance
  • 6. Preparation and Evaluation of Alternatives
  • 16. Accomplishing PSA by Phase
  • 7. Determination of Product Support Resource Requirements
  • 17. Specifying PSA and LPD for Contracts
  • 8. Product Operational Management and Suitability Assessment
  • 18. Challenges to Successful PSA and LPD
  • 9. LPD Software Tools
  • 19. Review of Key Topics / Question and Answer
  • 10. Review of PSA and LPD Results
  • 20. Workshop Critique and Feedback

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