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Crowdsourcing New Logistics ACQuipedia Topics

Back in 2009, I shared information in this blog about a fledgling on-the-job resource that DAU had launched called ACQuipedia. At the time, a mere 17 logistics articles were available. Fast-forward…

Crowdsourcing New Logistics ACQuipedia Topics


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Crowdsourcing New Logistics ACQuipedia Topics
Bill Kobren
Back in 2009, I shared information in this blog about a fledgling on-the-job resource that DAU had launched called ACQuipedia. At the time, a mere 17 logistics articles were available. Fast-forward to today, and you can access 147 life cycle logistics articles -- a nearly nine-fold increase! Logistics and Product Support topics currently include:
  • Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  • Administrative Delay Time
  • Affordable System Operational Effectiveness (ASOE) Model
  • Audit Readiness for Product Support
  • Automatic Test System (ATS) and Automatic Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Best Value Product Support Arrangements
  • Cataloging
  • Centralized Asset Management (CAM)
  • Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+)
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) and Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
  • Contractor Logistics Support (CLS)
  • Core Logistics Analysis (CLA)
  • Corrective Maintenance Time
  • Corrosion Prevention & Control (returned from SE to LOG effective May 2018)
  • Counterfeit Parts
  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • Defense Logistics Management Standards (DLMS)
  • Depot Activation and Capability Establishment
  • Depot Level Maintenance
  • Depot Maintenance Inter-service Support Agreement (DMISA)
  • Depot Maintenance Statute - 10 USC 2460
  • Depot Maintenance Statute - 10 USC 2464
  • Depot Maintenance Statute - 10 USC 2466
  • Depot Maintenance Statute - 10 USC 2469
  • Depot Maintenance Statute - 10 USC 2474
  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)
  • Disposal and Disposition of Military Systems
  • DLA Prime Vendor Program
  • DoD Precious Metals Recovery Program
  • Engineering Change Proposals (ECP)
  • Engineering Technical Services (ETS), Field Service Representatives (FSR), and Logistics Assistance Representatives (LAR)
  • Facilities & Infrastructure for Information Technology (IT) Systems
  • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Modes, Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
  • Failure/Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Funding Product Support Strategies
  • Funding Product Support Strategies-Working Capital Funds (WCF)
  • Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP)
  • Incentives - Motivating Achievement of Desired Product Support Outcomes
  • Independent Logistics Assessment (ILA)
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Computer Resources
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Design Interface
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Facilities & Infrastructure
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Maintenance Planning and Management
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Manpower & Personnel
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T)
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Product Support Management
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Supply Support
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Support Equipment
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Sustaining Engineering
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Technical Data
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Training & Training Support
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements
  • Interface Management
  • Interim Contractor Support (ICS)
  • International Acquisition – Life Cycle Product Support
  • Inventory Management
  • Item Reduction Program
  • Item Unique Identification (IUID)
  • Lead-Free Electronics
  • Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
  • Life Cycle Logistics Career Field
  • Life Cycle Sustainment Outcome Metrics
  • Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)
  • Logistics Demonstrations (LOG Demo)
  • Logistics Footprint
  • Logistics Human Capital Strategy (HCS)
  • Logistics Modeling and Simulation (M&S)
  • Logistics Product Data
  • Logistics Response Time (LRT)
  • Maintainability Demonstration (M-Demo)
  • Maintenance Concept
  • Maintenance Levels
  • Maintenance Plan
  • Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA)
  • Major Automated Information System (MAIS) Programs – Sustainment
  • Manpower Estimates
  • Materiel Availability
  • Materiel Fielding Plan (MFP)
  • Mean Downtime (MDT)
  • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)
  • Modification Management
  • National Guard and Reserve Equipment Appropriation (NGREA)
  • Navy Gate Review Process
  • O&S Cost Estimating for the Product Support Manager (PSM)
  • Obsolescence Management
  • Operating and Support (O&S) Cost Key System Attribute (KSA)
  • Operational Energy
  • Parts Management
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Contract Lengths
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Contracting Strategies
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Implementation
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Management
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Metrics - Overview
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Metrics - Techniques & Tools for Optimizing Operating & Support (O&S) Cost & System Readiness
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Metrics - Thresholds vs. Objectives
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Overview
  • Post IOC Supportability
  • Post Production Software Support (PPSS)
  • Post-Deployment Review
  • Primary Inventory Control Activity (PICA) and Secondary Inventory Control Activity (SICA)
  • Product Life-Cycle Management (PLM) Integrated Data/Decision Environment (IDE)
  • Product Quality Deficiency and Discrepancy Reporting
  • Product Support - Demonstrate Capability
  • Product Support Analysis (MIL-HDBK-502A)
  • Product Support and Logistics Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) and Data Item Descriptions (DID)
  • Product Support Arrangements (PSA)
  • Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA)
  • Product Support Business Model (PSBM)
  • Product Support Integrator (PSI) and Product Support Provider (PSP)
  • Product Support Manager (PSM)
  • Product Support Package
  • Product Support Statutes
  • Program of Record
  • Provisioning
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Readiness-Based Sparing (RBS)
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Reliability Growth
  • Reliability Key System Attribute (KSA)
  • Repair Turnaround Time (RTAT)
  • Reset of Military Equipment
  • RFID - Radio Frequency Identification
  • RFID - Tagging Principles
  • Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) & Service Life Assessment Program (SLAP)
  • Shelf Life
  • Single Manager Conventional Munitions (SMCA)
  • Specifications and Standards
  • Stock and Part Numbers
  • Suitability
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)
  • Supply Classes
  • Support Equipment Recommendation Data (SERD)
  • Supportability Design Objectives
  • Supportability Testing (Logistics Test & Evaluation)
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainment Key Performance Parameter (KPP)
  • Sustainment Maturity Levels (SML)
  • System Fielding & Site Activation
  • Technical Data Package (TDP)
  • Technical Manuals
  • Technology Refreshment
  • Total Package Fielding
  • US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)
  • Value Engineering (VE) and Value Engineering Change Proposals (VECP)

In addition, we have 19 more articles on the drawing board focusing on a wide-range of topics that include:

  • Blockchain Implications on DoD Supply Chain Management
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Cybersecurity Considerations for Logistics and Product Support
  • Depot Maintenance Interservice (DMI)
  • Depot Maintenance Source of Repair (DSOR)
  • Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
  • Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) for the Logistician
  • Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)
  • Perfect Order Fulfillment (POF)
  • Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)
  • Provisioning Guidance Conference
  • Provisioning Parts List (PPL)
  • Serialized Item Management (SIM)
  • Should-Cost for Product Support
  • Software Sustainment
  • Spares Acquisition Integrated with Production (SAIP)
  • Supply Chain Demand Forecasting
  • Sustainment of Commercial Items (COTS)
  • Sustainment Reviews

Next comes participation time! So what topic areas are missing? What other subjects would you like to see articles for? Would you be interested in trying your hand at writing one? Let us know. We invite and welcome your thoughts!