A Survey of Logistics Support Analysis of Implementation within Aeronautical Systems Division System Program Offices.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Logistics Support Analysis LSA represents the selective application of scientific and systems engineering efforts undertaken during the acquisition of Air Force equipment which assist in compliance with supportability and other integrated logistics support objectives. This integration of logistics into design engineering involves the use of analytical tools and models throughout the acquisition cycle to evaluate alternative support concepts to meet system readiness objectives at minimum cost. Many logisticians in the acquisition community have demonstrated significant reluctance in accepting LSA as a viable tool, although some form of LSA has existed for over ten years. This research addressed the use of LSA within the Aeronautical Systems Division ASD of Air Force Systems Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A survey of fifty logisticians and engineers indicated necessary personnel in ASD program offices were fairly familiar with the LSA process, although they believed additional training was necessary. Based on their responses, program personnel were ensuring LSA was effectively applied on current acquisition programs. Additionally, the respondents believed most reviews of LSA contractor implementation were adequately performed and that LSA lessons learned applicable to the Army could help ASD logisticians and engineers avoid similar problems. Author
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies