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    CBM+ leverages advanced analytics to determine the time on wing (TOW)for each component. Analysis of this TOW data allows for setting predictive removal thresholds. These thresholds are heavily impacted by early (premature) failures. I'm leading a working group to establish a minimum time on wing (mTOW) requirement on our repair contracts and would like to chat about prior experiences that the faculty may have in these type of non-standard requirements


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    Thank you for your inquiry.  DoD policy does not prescribe use of specific metrics (other than approved KPPs, KSAs, and APAs) so that programs have the flexibility to select metrics that make best sense for their weapon system and customer.  I encourage you to look at the article "Product Support SMART Metrics" at https://www.dau.edu/acquipedia/pages/articledetails.aspx#!724, which provides overall best practices for selecting metrics as well as links to the PSM Guidebook, PBL Guidebook, and other resources on metrics.  The importance of clear, well-defined metrics that incentivize the "right" (desired) behavior, and are within the control of the responsible party (e.g., Product Support Provider) can't be overstated.  To assist in your research, you may also wish to consult our CBM+ ACQuipedia article at https://www.dau.edu/acquipedia/pages/articledetails.aspx#!503.  In addition, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness, DASD(MR), hosts the CBM+ Working Group, which is likely your best avenue to discuss CBM+ metrics with other practitioners.  Their site is located at https://www.acq.osd.mil/log/MR/cbm+.html and includes a link to contact the working group.  Lastly, if not already connected with the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office, you may wish to contact them, since they provide many CBM+ capabilities to Air Force programs.  If these resources do not provide what you are looking for, feel free to contact shawn.harrison@dau.edu and we would be happy to assemble a few engineering, logistics, and contracting faculty to meet with you to discuss your initiative.  Thank you for contacting DAU.

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