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Exploring Digital Product Support Opportunities

Across DoD, programs are achieving significant successes using Digital Engineering to gain efficiencies in requirements management, design, development, production, and testing for new systems and…

Exploring Digital Product Support Opportunities

Exploring Digital Product Support Opportunities
Shawn Harrison
Across DoD, programs are achieving significant successes using Digital Engineering to gain efficiencies in requirements management, design, development, production, and testing for new systems and modifications to legacy systems. For the Life Cycle Logistics (LCL) workforce, this potentially opens up new opportunities to leverage the same digital models, digital data, and principles to influence system and support design, conduct Supportability Analysis, provision and catalog parts, determine sparing levels, develop the maintenance concept, author technical manuals, etc. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Product Support, who also serves as LCL Functional Area Leader, recently published an interim update to the LCL Competency Model, adding new and modified task statements to reflect three key emerging topics, one of which is Digital Product Support.

To learn more on this important topic, DAU offers a number of courses on Digital Engineering, including CLE 084, ETM 1070, ETM 2070, as well as a credential, CENG 001. In the next few months, DAU will deploy a new logistics course, LOG 0590 Fundamentals of Digital Product Support, and later in FY23 a new credential, CLCL 016 Digital Product Support.

For information on additional resources, to include our ACQuipedia article on the subject and which includes concepts for employing Digital Product Support across the 12 Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements, a summary of and links to Service campaigns, and additional references such as suggested Data Item Descriptions (DID) , links to articles, and more., please consult an earlier DAU LOG blog entitled “Hot Topics (Part 3) – Digital Engineering and Product Support”.