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

Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) – Putting it all Together

Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) is an integration of the traditional elements of logistics to provide cost-effective support to the warfighter/end user of complex systems and equipment. The effective application of ILS resources is essential to any program’s success, particularly when applied in the early phases. Although the concept of “logistics” has been around since the dawn of man, the need for logistics and its increasingly effective execution has become more and more sophisticated in recent years. The two world wars fought in the 20th century saw the beginning of logitics operations and activities on a scale never before seen. Although effective at winning the wars, logistics during that time was largely accomplished by brute force, with little emphasis on cost-effectiveness and integration of logistic activities. Modern military program budgets and commercial customer demands require a change to the brute force approach.

This three-day workshop is designed to assist logisticians, logistic elements specialists, program managers, logistic managers, systems engineers, and design engineers in developing an understanding of ILS programs and their role in support of a successful ILS program. This workshop is designed to clarify the issues and demonstrate how to integrate efforts so the real impact of ILS can be realized through the development of an effective and efficient logistics program.

At the end of this course, the participant will have an operational understanding of ILS and the tools available to effectively implement an ILS program.

Logistic Support Analysis (LSA)

Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) is a process that applies a combination of systems engineering-related techniques to improve system performance and reduce cost of ownership during all phases of a program. This workshop introduces the major analyses tasks involved in an effective LSA program.

This three-day workshop is designed to familiarize program managers, engineers, and logisticians with the objectives, methods, and tools used by industry and government to apply LSA to the design and support of modern systems and equipment. It includes an overview of the common methods for documenting LSA data in a traditional LSA Record (LSAR) format. An overview of available LSA standards is provided, as well as a discussion of GEIA-STD-0007 and the future of LSARs.

The desired learning outcome for the workshop is an understanding of the concepts and methodology of LSA and the relationship between the analyses and documentation of results, learning how LSA can reduce cost and improve system availability, and understanding the uses of LSA data.

Product Support Analysis/Logistics Product Data (PSA/LPD)

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 Logistic Product Data (LPD) documentation required to build a functional support system for the product life-cycle. Some of the techniques used in the 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-0017 and GEIA-STD-0007B.

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Workshops are offered on a regional basis or as in-house training programs. When conducted in your company, the size of the group and the sample problems can be tailored to your specific programs. This method often results in the identification of cost avoidance opportunities exponential to the cost of the workshop itself. The cost of a typical in-house workshop is less than sending five employees to a regional workshop, and the opportunities for staff development are much greater.