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The objective of the PHS&T IPS Element is to identify, plan, resource, and acquire packaging/preservation, handling, storage and transportation (PHST) requirements to maximize availability and usability of the materiel to include support items whenever they are needed for training or mission.
(Source: DoD Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook, Appendix A)
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The combination of resources, processes, procedures, design, considerations, and methods to ensure that all system, equipment, and support items are preserved, packaged, handled, and transported properly, including environmental considerations, equipment preservation for the short and long storage, and transportability. Some items require special environmentally controlled, shock isolated containers for transport to and from repair and storage facilities via all modes of transportation (land, rail, air, and sea).
Key Packaging, Handling, Storage & Transportation (PHS&T) IPS Element activities
according to Appendix A of the DoD Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook and the DoD Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element Guidebook, include:
Specific multi-disciplinary DAU training recommendations related to this Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element) are available at:
These Life Cycle Logistics Certification Standards and Core Plus Development Guides for each of the three DAWIA certification levels include:
Continuous Learning Modules
Specific multi-disciplinary DAU continuous learning module recommendations related to this Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element are available at:
These include, but are not limited to the CLL 013 DoD Packaging and the future CLL 113 Packaging of Hazardous Materials continuous learning modules.
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