Length: 3 Days
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Fleet Readiness Logistics Course

Fleet Readiness Logistics Course is a 3-day training program. Participants will learn about day-to-day Fleet Readiness Logistics occupational knowledge and skill requirements. In completing Fleet Readiness Logistics training course, participants will demonstrate knowledge of procedures and policies for fleet reediness and logistic aspects.

In completing Fleet Readiness Logistics training course, participants will demonstrate knowledge of fleet reediness and logistic aspects.

Fleet acquisition logistics is a multi-functional, technical management discipline associated with the design, development, test, production, fielding, sustainment, and improvement modifications of systems. Most of a system’s life-cycle costs can be attributed directly to operations and support costs once the system is fielded.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the fleet readiness logistics training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles and concepts of fleet readiness logistics
  • List related fleet readiness logistics standards, processes, procedures, policies and benefits
  • Describe the guidance on fleet readiness logistics
  • Illustrate potential fleet readiness logistics use cases, decisions and implementation scenarios
  • Explain impact of economic and noneconomic considerations and readiness objectives, logistic support cost, total life cycle cost of ownership, and operational readiness of the product
  • Describe Product Support Analysis (PSA) disciplines related to effective maintenance programs in fleet readiness logistics
  • Explain the basics of fleet acquisition and systems engineering and product life cycles
  • Describe fleet readiness logistics implementation and performance strategies
  • List tools and methodologies for developing effective repair management strategies
  • Explain fleet readiness logistics role within asset management and in-depth analysis
  • Explore fleet readiness logistics best practice and lessons learned

The principal objectives of fleet readiness logistics are to ensure:

  • That support considerations are an integral part of the system’s design requirements.
  • The system can be cost effectively supported throughout its life cycle.
  • Product Support elements necessary to the initial fielding and operational support of the system are identified, developed, and acquired.
  • The Program Manager (PM) and Product Support Manager (PSM) is responsible for accomplishing these principal program objectives across the life cycle of a system, including the Operating & Support (O&S) phase. Employing Performance-Based Life-Cycle Product Support tied to Sustainment Metrics is the overarching DoD acquisition logistics concept for providing Materiel Availability, Supportability, and readiness to the user.

Fleet acquisition and readiness logistics activities are most effective when they are integral to both the contractor’s and Government’s acquisition, System Engineering Process, operations, and management and addressed early in the Acquisition Processes.

Prerequisites: None

Methods of Learning: The methods of learning will be conducted through an immersive workshop to include, lectures, case studies, and simulations. Handouts for each student and other training material will be provided by the vendor as part of the training.

Target Audience

  • Analysts
  • Engineers and technicians
  • Field service professionals
  • Fleet and asset managers
  • Logisticians
  • Maintenance planners
  • Maintenance managers
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Operational staff
  • Product support analysts
  • Project managers
  • Reliability managers and engineers
  • Supportability representatives
  • Technical managers

Course Topics

Elements of Acquisition Based Logistics 

  • Readiness Logistics Support
  • Data Management
  • Integrated Product Management (IPM)
  • Just-in-Time (JIT) Inventory
  • Life-Cycle Signature Support Plan (LSSP)
  • Life-Cycle Sustainment
  • Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)
  • Performance-Based Logistics
  • Product Support Strategy
  • Reliability
  • Standardization
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Management
  • Support Concept and Supportability
  • Sustainment Metrics

DoD and Navy Logistics Acquisition Processes

  • What is Logistics?
  • Strategic Logistics
  • Applied Logistics
  • Implications
  • Department of Defense Acquisition Policy
  • Requirements
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Documentation
  • Logistics Requirements
  • Core Maintenance
  • Develop a Seamless Logistics System
  • Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD)
  • Leadership and Management Style
  • Paradigms
  • Organizations
  • Traditional and Team Environments and Leadership Skills
  • Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD)
  • and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)
  • IPPD/IPT and Logistics

Fleet Readiness Programs, Logistics, and Risk Management

  • Logistics Planning
  • Overview of the Initiation Process
  • Mission Needs Statement (MNS) and Logistics Constraints
  • Operational Requirements Document (ORD)
  • Policy
  • Time Phased Support Activities
  • Risk Management
  • Fleet Readiness Support Elements
  • Fleet Systems Engineering and Supportability Analyses
  • Procurement of Training and Trainers
  • Supportability Analyses
  • Fleet Systems Analysis and Control
  • Tradeoff Studies
  • Configuration Management
  • Supportability Analyses
  • Service Life Extension Programs
  • Flexible Sustainment
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Alteration Installation Management
  • Fleet Readiness Support
  • Integrated Product Team (IPT)
  • Key Support Plans/Planning
  • Tools

Fleet Readiness Logistics Test and Evaluation

  • Policy and Objectives
  • Fleet Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Policies
  • Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability (RMS)
  • Management Issues
  • Testing Commercial/Nondevelopmental
  • Statistical Validity
  • Deployment/Fielding
  • Technology Insertion/Modification Management
  • Spares Modernization
  • Flexible Sustainment
  • Readiness and Sustainment
  • Logistics Programming and Budgeting
  • Milestone Decision Points and Cost
  • Lifecycle Cost (LCC)
  • Logistics Cost Estimating
  • Cost As an Independent Variable (CAIV)
  • Cost Analysis Strategy Assessment Model (CASA)
  • Contracting for Logistics
  • Logistics Considerations
  • International Program Logistics
  • Best Practices
  • Software Cost and Resource Estimation
  • Standardized Architecture for Integrating Lifecycle Supportability (SAILS)
  • Life Cycle Readiness Team (LCRT)
  • Critical Items Selection Process (CISP)
  • Decommisioning (DCISP)
  • Analysis & Metrics (A&M)
  • Readiness Based Sparing (RBS)

Overview of Fleet Logistics Support Procedures and Processes

  • Supply Organization and Administration
  • Material Identification
  • Material Procurement
  • Material Receipt, Custody and Storage
  • Material Expenditures
  • Stock Control and Inventory Management
  • Material Handling and Shipment
  • Financial Management
  • Supply Support
  • Material Management
  • Ship’s Maintenance and Material Management Systems
  • Reserve Logistics Management Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware
  • Ship and aviation maintenance management
  • Inventory management
  • Supply and financial business management
  • Administration, and personnel management
  • Logistics command and control support information system for management of ships, submarines, aviation squadrons, and intermediate maintenance activities
  • Site Subsystem
  • Inventory Subsystem
  • Offload Processing
  • Logistics Subsystem
  • Requisitions Listing
  • Query Subsystem

Overview of Fleet Logistics Support Systems

  • Material Request Management Mission Essential, Acquisition Category (ACAT)
  • Major Automated Information System (MAIS)
  • Overview of Consolidated Shipboard Allowance Listing (COSAL)
  • Consolidated Shipboard/Shorebased Allowance List (COSAL/COSBAL)
  • Organizational Maintenance Management SystemNext Generation (OMMSNG)
  • Relational Supply (RSupply)
  • Relational Administration (RADM)
  • Optimized Intermediate Maintenance Activity (OIMA)
  • Optimized Organizational Maintenance Activity (OOMA) Fielding Decision
  • Casualty Report (CASREP)

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