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Logistics Product Data (LPD)

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​That portion of Product Support Analysis (PSA) documentation consisting of detailed data pertaining to the identification of Product Support resource requirements of a product.

General Information

The data resulting from the Product Support Analysis (PSA) process is tailored to a specific format to enhance usability by engineering and product support activities. A subset of this data is called LPD and is defined by industry standard GEIA STD-0007C, Logistics Product Data.

Originally, the standard was issued by the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA), but is now published by SAE International (formerly Society of Automotive/Aerospace Engineers).   SAE GEIA STD-0007C was adopted on 16 April 2014 for use by the DoD. Both MIL-HDBK-502A, Product Support Analysis, and SAE TA STD-0017, Product Support Analysis, suggest the all data elements shall conform to the requirements of SAE GEIA STD-0007C.

SAE GEIA STD-0007C defines the LPD data generated during the requirements definition and design of an industry or government system, end item, or product. It makes use of the XML through the use of entities and attributes that comprise LPD and their definitions. The standard is designed to provide users with a standard set of data tags for all or portions of LPD.

While SAE GEIA STD-0007C identifies the range of LPD elements that can be generated and exchanged as a result of the supportability analysis conducted during the design, development, and initial fielding of a system or end item, it does not prescribe the supportability analyses required to generate logistics product data. How the data are generated via analysis techniques/tools, how it is stored and processed, and how the data isused to generate specific logistics support products, is at the discretion ofthe performing activity. In the case of the DoD, those processes are identified in MIL-HDBK-502A.  SAE also provides a handbook to understand the development and exchange of the LPD (SAE GEIA-HB-0007B, Logistics Product Data Handbook).

LPD captures information related to logistics design requirements, reliability and maintainability, system safety, maintenance engineering, support and test equipment, training and training devices, manpower and skills, facilities, transportation, supply support, and parts packaging. It should be noted that the volume of data generated is determined by the level of effort of previous activities. For example, if existing facilities are used, then no facilities data would be generated.

LPD are located in a highly structured and relational database. When developed in accordance with SAE GEIA STD-0007, the LPD would be formatted into over 100 integrated tables/entities of information, interconnected and aligned to supporting PSA activities. The data in aggregate are used to generate the logistics supportproducts required to sustain a system or end item. Some common uses of LPD include:

Maintenance Planning

  • Developing the Maintenance Plan
  • Developing the Maintenance Allocation Chart
  • Establishing Preventive Maintenance Checks &Services and associated intervals
  • Developing Maintenance Procedures and Tech Manuals

Support and Test Equipment (S&TE)

  • Establishing Support Equipment Recommendation Data (SERD)
  • Establishing the Calibration Maintenance Requirements Summary
  • Providing for Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Registration

Supply Support

  • Provisioning Technical Documentation (PTD) Lists
  • Designing Change Notice (DCN) Information
  • Cataloging/Screening/Parts Breakout
  • Developing an Indentured Parts List (IPL)

Manpower, Personnel & Training (MP&T)

  • Assessing Qualitative & Quantitative Personnel Requirements Information
  • Developing Manpower Authorization Criteria
  • Developing the Task Inventory/Training Task List
  • Identifying New/Modified Skill/Training Requirements
  • Identifying Training Devices

Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T)

  • Developing Packaging and Preservation Data
  • Developing Transportability Requirements


  • Developing New/Modified Facilities Requirements
  • Developing Maintenance Tasks RequiringNew/Modified Facilities

Reliability and Maintainability (R&M)

  • Providing Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Results
  • Providing Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) Results

It is important that contract requirements for LPD be  tailored and consistent with the planned support concept.In addition, the contract requirements should represent the minimum essential requirements to cost-effectively maintain thefielded system as well as foster source of support competition throughout the life of the system. Ultimately, LPD assists the weapon system Product Support Manager (PSM) in building an efficient product support package, considering all Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements.