Logistics & Supply
- Overview: Acquisition Logistics
- Overview: Supply Management
- Life-Cycle Sustainment
- Performance-Based Logistics
- Sustainment Metrics
- Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)
- 12 Step Product Support Process
- Acquisition Logistics Support Guidance
- Availability
- Blanket Order System
- Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS)
- Contractor Logistics Support (CLS)
Core Capability & Planning Analysis
- Cross Functional Teams
- Data Management Strategy
- Data Management System
- Depot-Level (D-Level) Maintenance
- Depot Maintenance Analysis
- Diminishing Manufacturing Sources
- Flexible Sustainment
- Future Logistics Enterprise (FLE)
- Government Furnished Equipment
- Interim Contractor Logistics Support
- Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
- Integrated Product Team (IPT)
- Inventory Classification
- Item Unique Item Identification (IUID)
- Just-in-Time (JIT) Inventory
- Key Logistics Program Documents
- Level of Repain Analysis (LORA)
- Life-Cycle Signature Support Plan
- Logistics Contract Characteristics
- Logistics Demonstration (LD)
- Logistics Laws and Regulations
- Maintainability
- Maintenance & Sustainment Strategy
- Materiel Availability
- Non-Developmental Item (NDI)
- Performance-Based Agreements (PBA)
- Performance-Based Product Support
- Performance-Based Logistics (PBL)
- Product Support
- Product Support Manager (PSM)
- Product Support Strategy (PSS)
- Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
- Quality in Supply Management
- Reliability
- Standardization
- Supply Alliances
- Supply Chain Management
- Support Concept
- Supportability
- Supportability Analysis
- Sustaining Engineering
- Systems Contracting
- Total Ownership Cost
- Total Quality Management (TQM)
- Warranties
Logistics & Supply Management
Supportability Analysis

Supportability analysis is the procedures and methodologies employed to accomplish the planning, development, systems engineering, production and management that are essential to ensure logistics supportability of military systems and equipment delivered to users. It’s conducted as an integral part of the Systems Engineering Process beginning at program initiation and continuing throughout program development. Supportability analyses forms the basis for related logistics/supportability design requirements included in the system specification and for subsequent decisions concerning how to most cost-effectively support the system over its entire life-cycle. [2] 

Supportability analyses in each program phase should be scoped to the objectives and level of design anticipated. It should address all supportability analyses needed to analyze, define, and verify the supportability thresholds and objectives for a system and to assess the risks in accomplishing these thresholds and objectives. The supportability objectives and analyses should be based on the following considerations: [2]


Supportability analysis should also include an initial estimate of the cost to each analysis. It should also rate the degree of cost effectiveness of performing each analysis, given the projected costs, the anticipated benefit to be derived, and the program schedule constraints under which it must be conducted. These ratings should then be used to tailor supportability analyses to conform to overall Acquisition Strategy, plans, schedules, and funding. [2] 

Supportability analysis includes the integration of various analytical techniques with the objective of designing and developing an effective and efficient logistics support infrastructure. The primary techniques used in supportability analysis are: [1]


Procedures and schedules should be established and integrated with the overall systems engineering program and other program activities. Supportability reviews should be scheduled consistent with the overall program plans. It should have a set of established review procedures which provide consistency of review among the participating disciplines. These procedures should define the acceptance and rejection criteria pertaining to total system supportability requirements. [2]     


AcqLinks and References:
- [1] Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) - Chapter 5.2.1
- [2] Mil-Handbook 502 "DoD Handbook Acquisition Logistics" - Chapter 5.3
- DoD Product Support Manager Guidebook - April 2011
- DoD Directive 5000.01 "Defense Acquisition System" - 20 Nov 2007, E1.1.17
- Performance Based Logistics: A Program Manager's Product Support Guide
- Performance-Based Agreement Toolkit
- Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 63-101 "Acquisition and Sustainment Life Cycle Management" - 9 April 2009
- DoD Logistics Transformation Strategy “Achieving Knowledge-Enabled Logistics” - 10 Dec 04
- DoD Directive 4140.1 “Supply Chain Management Policy” - 22 April 04
- DoD 4140.1R “Supply Chain Materiel Management Regulation” - 23 May 03
- Presentation: Supportability Analysis
- Website: ACQuipedia - Supportability Analysis
- Website: Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
- Website: Performance-Based Agreement Toolkit
- Website: Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan
- Website: OSD Supply Chain Integration


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