Price: $2,999.00

Length: 3 Days
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Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) Training Bootcamp


Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) Training Bootcamp is a 3-day training program. Learn about Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) as an analytical methodology used to determine where an item will be replaced, repaired, or discarded based on cost considerations and operational readiness requirements.

LORA seeks to determine an optimal provision of repair and maintenance facilities to minimize overall life-cycle costs applied to any complex engineering system containing assemblies, sub-assemblies, subsystems, and components organized into several levels of indenture with a number of possible repair decisions. Learn how to establish the most cost effective repair level or discard alternative for performing maintenance actions and to influence the product’s design, recommendations and decisions for new material as part of  preliminary design throughout the life cycle.

Learn how Logisticians should examine not only the cost of the part to be replaced or repaired but all of the elements required to make sure the job is done correctly including:

  • skill level of personnel,
  • tools required to perform the task,
  • test equipment required to test the repaired product, and the facilities required to house the entire operation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the  Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) training, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles and concepts of Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
  • List related LORA standards and benefits
  • Describe the guidance on LORA including MIL-HDBL-502A, TA-STD-0017, SAE AS1390 (Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) and MIL-HDBK-1390
  • Illustrate potential LORA 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
  • Explain the basics of acquisition and systems engineering and product life cycles
  • Describe Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) implementation and performance strategies
  • List tools and methodologies for developing effective repair management strategies
  • Explain LORA’s role within asset management and in-depth analysis
  • Explore LORA’s best practice and lessons learned

Who Should Attend

  • 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

Methods of Learning: The methods of learning consist of a visual presentations on LORA, textbook, discussions, activities and involvement of all participants in practical exercises to demonstrate application of knowledge learned. Best practices, lessons learned, templates, examples, case studies, tools and other training resources are provided.

Course Agenda and Content

 Defense Acquisition Policies, Directives, Regulations, and Laws

  • Defense Acquisition Guidance
  • Best Practices, Lessons Learned, Stories
  • Guides, Handbooks, Templates, Examples, Tools
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements
  • Product Support Analytical Tools
  • Reliability Information Analysis
  • Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis
  • Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability
  • Product Support Strategy Development
  • Supportability Analysis
  • Supportability Analysis Technique, Procedures, and Tools

Introduction Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)

  • What is Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
  • Theory and principles of Level of Repair Analysis
  • Principal purpose of LORA
  • Effective maintenance and support structure for a system
  • Evaluations of both economic and non-economic considerations
  • Analytical theory of LORA and its economic and non-economic factors
  • Basic steps in conducting LORA
  • LORA benefits, limitations and implementation
  • LORA policies and processes
  • LORA models, input data and structure
  • LORA and least-cost maintenance recommendation
  • Process of LORA
  • List of activities in LORA
  • General requirements and descriptions of activities comprise the LORA process
  • SAE AS1390 activity key
  • Life cycle of LORA
  • LORA decision process
  • PSA process flow for Pre MDD and MSA, TMRR, and PSA phases
  • Suggested LORA DIDs per activity

Concept of Supportability Analysis

  • LORA interfaces with other design and support analyses
  • Steps to  maintain the operational readiness of military systems and equipment
  • DoD integrated product support implementation roadmap
  • Design and support of military systems and equipment
  • Ways to minimize life cycle management costs and support readiness objectives
  • Logistics product data (LPD)
  • Product support analysis
  • Product support analysis plan (PSAP)
  • Metrics
  • PSA and logistics product data
  • Analysis of product support
  • Assessment and verification
  • Interfaces

Life Cycle Logistics

  • Systems Engineering
  • PSA management, surveillance, and control
  • PSA planning
  • Program and design reviews
  • Supportability objectives
  • Application assessment
  • Support system standardization
  • Comparative analysis
  • Technological opportunities
  • Supportability and supportability related design factors
  • Support system alternatives
  • Evaluation of alternatives and tradeoff analysis
  • Determinations of product support resource requirements
  • Product operational management
  • Suitability assessment
  • Tailoring

LORA Engineering and Contracting for Product Support

  • RFP section inputs
  • Acquisition policy
  • Incentivizing technical excellence
  • Statements of work language
  • Developing contract line item numbers
  • Obtaining engineering data for provisioning
  • Life cycle supportability
  • Traceability of system requirements
  • Management approach
  • Cost proposal (PSA related)

Economic LORA Evaluation

  • Level of repair analysis (LORA)
  • Logistics product data (LPD)
  • LORA program plan
  • Noneconomic LORA evaluation
  • Product support analysis (PSA) and risks
  • LORA process during the acquisition life cycle
  • Coordination and interface
  • LORA environment
  • Interface with PSA
  • End user input

Development of LORA Requirements

  • LORA activity data and documentation data
  • LORA models
  • LORA validation
  • LORA decision process
  • Program management, surveillance, and control
  • Program strategy, planning and reviews
  • Data preparation and management
  • Evaluations
  • Use and implementation
  • Tailoring

Contracting for LORA

  • Planning and pre-solicitation
  • Solicitation and award
  • Post award administration
  • Contracting package
  • Detailed contracting guidance

TONEX  LORA Templates and Best Practices

  • Hands-on activities and exercises

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