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Naval Aviation FMS Logistics Process Improvement Team

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The Naval Aviation Foreign Military Sales FMS Logistics Process Improvement Team LPIT was officially chartered by VADM W. C. Bowes Commander, Naval Air System Command and RADM R. M. Moore Commander, Naval Supply System Command in August 1993 to integrate and streamline the processes that logistically support Naval aviation FMS programs. The LPIT consists of the FMS Logistics Steering Committee LSC, the International Logistics Enterprise Team ILET, the FMS Customer Advisory Group CAG, the Industry Advisory Group IAG, and the Logistics Support Office. The team works together at conferences and in separate meetings to create and enhance logistics processes that improve life cycle support for naval aviation FMS weapon system programs. The LPIT also examines technical FMS logistics processes to develop innovative solutions for FMS logistics problems. Lou Fusco envisioned the need for a Naval Aviation FMS LPIT when he was the NAVAIR Director for FMS Logistics. Lou Fusco realized that the United States was entering an era in which the nation would reduce the fiscal resources it could expend in the Department of Defense DoD for weapon systems. The anticipated reduction in fiscal resources would directly impact the Navys weapon system industrialproduction base as the nation decreased major weapon system acquisition and production. The continued national security of the U.S. would depend on teaming with international customers and U.S. industry to ensure interoperability of the U.S. and allied countries weapon systems. Shoring-up the defense and Navys industrial base through recapitalization was an important part of the triad partnership. Important to the LPIT strategy for the Navy was the enhancement of its position for FMS programs in the global marketplace. To enhance competitiveness in FMS aviation programs, the Navy has to provide flexible, integrated logistics support ILS.

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  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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