Development Prototyping/Integrated Logistics Support (ILS).
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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The 1970s has seen the renaissance of prototyping and with it came many questions regarding its implementation. The role of integrated logistics support as it relates to prototyping is one of these pressing questions. This report is an evaluation of the objectives, policies, and other influencing factors regarding the role of ILS in the prototyping process. The study identified a need for a working terminology and a more definitive definition of prototyping objectives. It concluded that development prototyping as distinguished from experimental prototyping and integrated logistic support are basically complimentary concepts. However, because of misunderstanding a lack of direction, the two concepts are considered incompatible by numerous industry and government program managers. The proper role of ILS during development prototyping is one of participation in design, operating, and maintenance trade-offs. Author
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