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Applied Systems Engineering for Logisticians Training

Applied Systems Engineering for Logisticians Training by Tonex

Applied Systems Engineering for Logisticians training will present the fundamentals of a systems engineering approach to solving complex problems. Applied Systems Engineering for Logisticians training covers the underlying attitudes as well as the process definitions that make up systems engineering. The model presented will be a research-proven combination of the best existing standards. Stay current and build your systems engineering expertise with our Applied Systems Engineering for Logisticians.

The Systems Engineering Process is a comprehensive, iterative and recursive problem-solving process, applied sequentially top-down by integrated teams. Logisticians will learn how systems engineering transforms needs and requirements into a set of system product and process descriptions, generate information for decision makers, and provides input for the next level of development. The process is applied sequentially, one level at a time, adding additional detail and definition with each level of development.

Applied Systems Engineering (SE) for Logisticians covers methodical and disciplined approach for the specification, design, development, realization, technical management, operations and retirement of a system. A system is an aggregation of system elements and enabling system elements to achieve a given purpose or provide a needed capability. The enabling system elements provide the means for delivering a capability into service, keeping it in service or ending its service, and may include those processes or products necessary for developing, producing, testing, deploying and sustaining the system.

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain. Applied Systems Engineering (SE) for logisticians identifies the role of logisticians in the engineering discipline to integrate all the key elements of a system into one overall system and managing it throughout its lifecycle from cradle to grave. Systems engineering focuses on the overall development process of a system that is based on established processes, documented needs and traceable communications or interaction among the customers, users, engineers, and other stakeholders.

The overall goal of SE is to develop and design a system that meets a specific set of requirements (needs) in the guidelines established by the Program Manager (PM). A logistician analyzes and coordinates an organization’s supply chain related to their systems and system of systems (SoS) including product logistics and support aspects. Logisticians shall be involved in entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, delivered, supported and maintained.

Systems engineers develop, design, allocate, and manage user and system level requirements, lead the development of the system architecture, evaluate design tradeoffs, balance technical risk between systems, define and assess interfaces, provide oversight of verification and validation activities, as well as many other tasks throughout the course of a program. From logisticians point of view, a SE is the technical discipline that glues all the pieces together to make the product.

“Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering management process that evolves and verifies an integrated, life-cycle balanced set of system solutions that satisfy customer needs.”

Logisticians shall have knowledge of all the system activities including:

  • Development phasing that controls the design process and provides baselines that coordinate design efforts
  • Systems Engineering Process that provides a structure for solving design problems and tracking requirements flow through the design effort, and
  • Life-cycle integration that involves customers in the design process and ensures that the system developed is viable throughout its life.

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, the participants are able to:

  • Explore a wide range of modern systems engineering principles and development methodologies
  • Address applied requirements engineering, systems definition, design and analysis, preferred system alternative, implementation, operation, technical management and leadership to logistics
  • Model Systems engineering processes provide a model for successfully managing complex logistics systems
  • Learn to apply management and development techniques used for successful logistics programs
  • Learn applied logistics techniques for modeling and simulation focuses on problem formulation, conceptual modeling, simulation methodologies, verification and validation, DOE, simulation execution, and output analysis
  • Learn about tools and process of converting information about needs and requirements into a complete specification
  • Application of working knowledge of systems engineering techniques applied to a “case study” in an applicable domain.
  • Understand system-engineering trades in designing logistics systems and systems of systems
  • Explore logistics Information principles and Systems Preliminary Design
  • Explain Human Systems Integration Analysis and Synthesis including human-related technical issues and solutions during system definition, design, development, and implementation
  • Explore Complex Logistics System Lifecycle and Integration
  • Apply methods and techniques taught throughout the program to conduct complex logistics system Conceptual Design based on requirements

Course Modules

Definition of Systems Engineering (SE)

  • Requirements Development, Management and Control (ICD, CDD, JCIDS Process, KPP, CONOPS)
  • Develop Systems Engineering Plan
  • Develop and Establish SE Tools and Resources (Modeling & Simulation)
  • Verification and Validation
  • Technical Planning
  • Configuration Management
  • Configuration Baselines
  • Life-Cycle Integration
  • Functional and Physical Architectures
  • Milestone & Program Reviews (Milestones, Milestone Requirements Matrix, Major Reviews, SRR, SVR)
  • Interface Management
  • Risk Management
  • System Safety Engineering
  • Trade Studies
  • Quality Assurance
  • Communication with Program Management
  • Systems Engineering Process

Why Logisticians Shall Know about Systems Engineering?

  • Value of Systems Engineering
  • DoD Policy
  • What is Systems Engineering
  • Few Definitions and Key Principles
  • Technical Processes
  • Feasibility Study/Concept Exploration
  • Concept of Operations
  • System Requirements
  • System Design
  • Software/Hardware Development and Testing
  • Integration and Verification
  • Initial Deployment
  • System Validation
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Systems Engineering Metrics for Logisticians
  • Overview of System Reliability, Availability, and Maintenance
  • Retirement/Replacement

Overview of Integrated Product Support (IPS)

  • Product Support Management
  • Tools to Plan, manage, and fund weapon system product support across all Integrated
  • Product Support (IPS) Element
  • Design Interface
  • Sustaining Engineering
  • Maintenance Planning & Management
  • Manpower and Personnel
  • Supply Support
  • Support Equipment
  • Technical Data
  • Training and Training Support
  • Computer Resources Support
  • Facilities and Infrastructure

Systems Engineering Project Purpose and Scope

  • Concept of Operations (ConOps) and Analysis
  • Procurement
  • Master Spec Document
  • User-Oriented Operational Description
  • How Does the Existing System Work?
  • Existing Architecture and Infrastructure
  • Limitations of the Existing System
  • System Improvement
  • Traceability Matrix (System Requirements)
  • Verification Plans
  • Validation Plans
  • Operational Needs
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Performance Reporting
  • Performance Measurement
  • System Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Logistics

Applied Systems Engineering for Logisticians

  • Project Management Processes
  • Project Planning
  • Project Monitoring and Control
  • Risk Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Applying Systems Engineering
  • The Traditional Project Life Cycle and Systems Engineering
  • Applying Systems Engineering in Your Project
  • DoD and NASA Systems Engineering References
  • Operations
  • Cost & Schedule
  • Performance
  • Training & Support
  • Test
  • Manufacturing
  • Disposal
  • Program, Project, and System Views
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Procurement Plan
  • Request For Information (RFI)
  • Industry Review of Requirements
  • Request For Qualifications (RFQ)
  • Request For Proposals (RFP)
  • Low-Bid
  • Market Research Approach
  • Procurement and Verification References
  • Sole Source Procurement
  • Systems, System of Systems (SoS) and Systems Engineering Principles
  • Modern Systems Engineering Principles
  • Verification and Validation Plans
  • Systems Thinking Principals
  • Systems Engineering Models
  • A System Case Study
  • Systems Engineering Process for Logisticians
  • Requirements Engineering Applied
  • Logistics & Supply Management Integrated Product Support (IPS)
  • Where Do Requirements Come From?
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Ensuring System Quality
  • Analysis and Synthesis
  • IPS Analysis and Synthesis
  • IPS Systems of Systems and Architectures
  • IPS Lifecycle and Integration

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