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Product Support Analytical Tools Database
This repository profiles hundreds of government and commercial tools used to help facilitate product support decisions, with an emphasis on DoD weapon system product support. This database includes decision support tools and data sources for product support modeling, simulation, management, analysis, assessment, evaluation, and logistics product data management.
Product Support Strategy Development Tool
The Product Support Strategy Development Tool supports DoD Product Support Managers (PSM) and Life Cycle Logistics workforce members in developing affordable and executable product support strategies, while expanding on and reinforcing DoD product support guidance contained in both the DoD Product Support Manager's Guidebook and the DoD Performance Based Logistics Guidebook
Product Support Implementation Roadmap
This tool assists in building a best value product support package in support of the Warfighter. The tool provides detailed activity and output listings across the lifecycle and by IPS Element. It provides information via a “List View”, which is a compact list of Product Support activities and outputs required, as well as a “Timeline View” showing activities and outputs over the total lifecycle.
Product Support Business Model (PSBM)
This tool defines the hierarchical framework in which the planning, development, implementation, management, and execution of product support for a weapon system component, subsystem, or system platform will be accomplished over the life cycle. The PSBM describes the methodology by which DoD intends to ensure achievement of optimized product support through balancing maximum weapon system availability with the most affordable and predictable total ownership cost.
Milestone Documentation Identification (MDID) Tool
The Milestone Document Identification tool (MDID) helps defense acquisition workforce members identify and filter through statutory and regulatory document requirements by phase, milestone, Acquisition Category (ACAT), Life Cycle Event, Source, Key Word as identified in the various tables Contained in the DoD Instruction 5000.02.
Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT) Suite
ARRT is a powerful job aid designed to help defense acquisition workforce members improve tradecraft in service acquisitions. Features include supporting development of performance based service requirements following a proven process, creating a draft Performance Work Statement (PWS), Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP), and Performance Requirements Summary (PRS), develop contract source selection factors, monitor and track contractor performance based on your PWS, and develop an Independent Government Cost Estimate.
US Army Logistics Data Analysis Center (LDAC) Tool Suite
Suite of decision support software tools to assist acquisition Program and Product Support Managers conduct supportability analyses, develop key program management documentation, develop their logistics management information data base, conduct engineering life cycle costing, perform Level of Repair Analysis (LORA), conduct sustainment/supportability analysis, and employ the results of these analyses to reduce project cost, schedule, increase performance, and minimize risk.
Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Maturity Assessment Tool
Assists with an analysis of a program's PBL maturity, and provides an assessment of how this strategy may lead to a successful PBL program. Assessment can be conducted during any program phase, but when executed early in the program, the design and contracting approaches may be positively influenced to enable effective PBL product support arrangements.
Related Product Support Resources
Life Cycle Logistics Community Gateway
One-stop-shop for DAU logistics and product support resources. Site includes links to range of other sites, including university operating status, regional locations & colleges, product support references & tools, product support policy & guidance, current events, quick links to training, continuous learning, communities of practice, ask-a-professor, ACQuipedia, DAWIA certification standards, latest news, and the Logistics Director’s Blog.
Product Support Communities of Practice (CoP)
Direct access to five key functional communities of practice: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), DMSMS Knowledge Sharing Portal (DKSP), Munitions and Explosives Safety, Life Cycle Logistics (LOG), and Performance Based Logistics (PBL) CoPs.
Integrated Product Support Guidebook Suite
DoD has developed and maintains an integrated suite of multi-disciplinary product support guidebooks to assist product support managers, life cycle logisticians, systems engineers, and program managers meet Warfighter requirements for readiness, availability, suitability and affordability. The 12 guidebooks in this suite come from a variety of organizations across the defense enterprise, backstop, reinforce, and align with one another.
Life Cycle Logistics ACQuipedia Article Suite
Addressing a wide range of life cycle logistics, product support, sustainment and supply chain management topics, the suite of more than 100 logistics ACQuipedia articles provided detailed information about virtually every aspect of the topics addressed, including links to policies, guidance, tools & training, related articles, and other supporting information. Virtually every article directly links to, aligns with, or supports topic areas addressed in other DAU web-based learning assets and training courses.
Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element Reference Repository
Site contains detailed information on each of the 12 IPS Elements outlined in Appendix A of the DoD Product Support Manager’s (PSM) Guidebook, including the objective, description, key references, training, key competencies, as well as links to related guidebooks, integrated product support implementation roadmap too, ACQuipedia articles and analytical tools that align with that particular element.
Product Support Manager (PSM) Reference Repository
Another one-stop shop for information related to DoD Product Support Managers. Site contains PSM-focused statutory and policy requirements, DoD and Component product support guidance, related tools and training, awards programs, professional and career development, and other related information.
Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP) Outline
The LCSP Outline exists to help workforce members visualize the critical elements of a Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan, and to think systematically when developing and communicating your plan across the enterprise. This updated Version 2.0 was issued by DoD in January 2017, and augments the original September 2011 version issued by the USD(AT&L). This resource has the latest thinking and alternative examples for each LCSP section.
Product Support Key Definitions
This site provides concise definitions of and sources for key DoD product support terms. For additional information, visit the sources listed after each term, as well as the ACQuipedia website, the DAU Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms, and the DoD Dictionary of Military Terms (JP 1-02).
Logistics & Sustainment Director’s Blog
The LOG blog focuses on topics of interest to the Life Cycle Logistics workforce and DoD product support managers. With more than 1,100 blog posts since it was launched in 2009, the blog provides defense acquisition workforce with insights into statute, policy, guidance, processes, requirements, expectations, emerging topics, considerations, resources, tools, training and professional development, among many other related topics.