Supportability Engineering & Logistic Support Analysis
First Delegate: £1,650.00 + VAT
Second Delegate and MoD: £1,485 + VAT
Duration: 5 Days
The Logistics Support Analysis course is a detailed presentation of the LSA process as it is applied to procurement programmes. The course presents the concepts, theories and philosophies of LSA, and then allows students to experience its application through extensive practical exercises. The latest MoD policies contained in Def Stan 00-600 are addressed alongside current commercial practices. Implementation methods of LSA for design, upgrade, and off the shelf programmes for both hardware and software are discussed to determine appropriate application techniques for both the buyer and the seller.
This course is a comprehensive study of how the LSA process can be applied in a cost-effective manner to lower acquisition costs and whole life costs. The course focuses on how to obtain the maximum benefit for the least investment in time and money.
A significant benefit of this course is resolving the myths and horror tales that have surrounded the LSA process. At the completion of this course students will understand that LSA does not create a large cost for acquisition, that LSA does not equate to useless data and databases and that, when done properly, LSA is a painless process.
Students participate in 12, syndicate performed, practical exercises that provide real-world capability to apply LSA at course completion.
Lesson 1: The Concept of LSA
Introduces the concepts, theories and philosophies of the LSA process and how it is used to meet the requirements of the ILS organization for design, upgrade and off the shelf acquisition programmes.
Lesson 2: Supportability Engineering
A detailed presentation of how supportability engineering must be an integral part of systems architecting and systems engineering to achieve User requirements. This lesson focuses on how an organization implements LSA during design or selection of a system.
Lesson 3: Decision-making for Support and Supportability
The how, when, who and why of decision-making that must be made to achieve minimum supportability requirements.
Lesson 4: Developing the Physical Logistics Support Package
Discussion of how a portion of the LSA process can also be used to identify, document and develop the physical logistics support package during the latter stages of system acquisition.
Lesson 5: Assuring Support Through Life
Discussion of how the LSA process aids in identification and resolution or mitigation of potential long-term support shortfalls.
Lesson 6: Product Life Cycle Support
Discussion of how the output of the LSA process is an integral part of initial PLCS implementation.
Lesson 7: Supportability Assessment
A step by step methodology to assess progress toward achieving supportability goals, thresholds and constraints.
Lesson 8: Managing the LSA Process
A comprehensive discussion of proven management techniques to assure a successful outcome.
Lesson 9: Tailoring the LSA Process
The key issue for success is selecting the minimum LSA activities to be applied to an acquisition programme, determining who should perform the activity and when it should be performed, and linking all activities to a required outcome.