Logistics documentation support acquisition programs and the program manager information with regards to logistics. ach of these documents contains logistics information that must be drafted, validated, and updated on a regular basis throughout the entire acquisition process. They provide the basis for all acquisition logistics planning and management for a program. Logistics should be addresses in each of the following documents:
Initial Capability Document (ICD)
The ICD should include supportability related Key Performance Parameters (KPP) and Key System Attributes (KSA), the operational and support environments, support or maintenance effectiveness metrics and duration.
Capability Development Document (CDD)
The CDS should include Supportability related Key Performance Parameters (KPP) and Key System Attributes (KSA), the operational and support environments, support or maintenance effectiveness metrics and duration.
Capability Production Document (CPD)
The CPD should include supportability related Key Performance Parameters (KPP) and Key System Attributes (KSA), the operational and support environments, support or maintenance effectiveness metrics and duration.
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
The AoA should describe and include the results of the Supportability Analyses and trade-offs conducted to determine the optimum support concept as part of the preferred system concept. It should also include the assumptions used in the analyses.
Technology Development Strategy (TDS)
The TDS should include specific new sustainment related technologies required to achieve the Sustainment KPPs and KSAs.
Acquisition Program Baseline (APB)
The APB should include sustainment KPP/KSAs parameters, measurement metrics, and all programmatic direction affecting life-cycle support strategy planning and execution.
The Acquisition Strategy should include the Life-cycle Sustainment Plan content, focusing on key upcoming actions and the timeline to acquire the logistics elements necessary to maintain the system’s readiness and operational capability. This includes:
- Reducing the maintenance burden,
- Reducing the supply chain (both the commercial and organic supply chain) and
- Minimizing the footprint through deliberate design techniques for both the weapon system and the support system.
- How the product support package required to support the materiel management, distribution, technical data management, support equipment, maintenance, training, configuration management, engineering support, supply support, and failure reporting/analysis, functions will be acquired.
- Summarize the approach for acquiring key enablers for achieving the sustainment metrics
Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
The TEMP includes a description of the requirements and test points/methods for each of them as well as any appropriate enabler or logistics consideration.
Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)
The SEP should integrate sustainment into the program’s technical approach described by addressing how the:
- Sustainment metrics are to be integrated and managed with other requirements.
- Maintenance, sustainment and other support personnel aspects included in the HSI plan / process will be integrated with the Systems Engineering Process.
- Process for ensuring sustainment is considered, including the development and update of the Failure Mode, Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA) matrix; identification of critical safety items (CSIs); Failure Reporting, Analysis & Corrective Action System (FRACAS); and trend analysis for maturation purposes of the system and its support system.
- Technical baselines (functional, allocated, and product) will address the end item system and its product support package elements.
- Technical reviews will be used to define and assess sustainment and product support package technical maturity against the baselines.
Diminishing Manufacturing Sources/Materiel Shortages (DMSMS) Plan
The DMSMS identifies and mitigates DMSMS issues that affect their availability and supportability. See SD-22 DoD Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages Guidebook for more information.
AcqLinks and References:
-  Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG)
- MIL-HDBK-502A “Product Support Analysis” – 8 Mar 2013
- DoD Directive 5000.01 “Defense Acquisition System” – E1.1.17
- Performance Based Logistics: A Program Manager’s Product Support Guide