An Historical Review of the Integrated Logistic Support Charter
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA
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This history of Integrated Logistic Support ILS within DOD and the Air Force pays particular attention to the role of the Deputy Program Manager for Logistics DPML. It describes four tasks which must be accomplished to achieve the two basic objectives of ILS 1 Increased supportability of weapons through early consideration of logistics in design and 2 More efficient logistics support through integrated management of the logistics elements during acquisition. It was determined that the tasks associated with the first objective were the responsibility of systems engineering whereas the tasks associated with the second objective were the responsibility of the DPML. Investigation of three current Air Force programs F-15, A-10, and F-16 supports the contention that the first objective was the responsibility of systems engineering but did not support the contention that the DPML was responsible for integrated management of logistic resource acquisition. The author concludes that Air Force policy concerning the objectives of ILS and the role and responsibilities of the DPML is inadequate and that AFR 800-8 and AFSCRAFLCR 400-10 should be rewritten. He also recommendes that the role of the AFLC DCSAcquisition Logistics be reevaluated with regard to the second objective of ILS.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies