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IPS Element Resource Listing - Design Interface

IPS Element Resource Listing - Design Interface

Integrated Product Support Elements
Bill Kobren

Welcome to Part 2 of this new ten-part DAU LOG Blog series focusing on Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element-based DAU learning assets available to support your professional development journey. By way of a reminder, product support in general -- and the integrated product support (IPS) elements in particular -- are an integral and foundational aspect of our business as life cycle logisticians and product support managers (PSM). The 12 interdisciplinary IPS Elements are outlined not only in statute, but in DoD policy and guidance as well, including Section 574 of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), paragraph 4.1.a. of DoD Instruction 5000.91 Product Support Management for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework, and Appendix A of the DoD Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook.

Paragraph 4.1.a. of DoD Instruction 5000.91 Product Support Management for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework” specifies that “Product support management includes planning, cost estimating and budgeting, developing, implementing, and managing an effective PSS that addresses all 12 integrated product support (IPS) elements to accomplish materiel and system readiness for systems covered by Section (4324) of Title 10, U.S.C. (covered systems), major systems, sub systems, components, and embedded software.” This policy goes on in paragraph 4.1.c. to state that “The 12 IPS elements that comprise the PSS (product support strategy) are: (1) Product support management. (2) Design interface. (3) Sustaining engineering. (4) Maintenance planning and management. (5) Supply support. (6) Support equipment. (7) Technical data. (8) Training and training support. (9) IT systems continuous support. (10) Facilities and infrastructure. (11) Packaging, handling, storage, and transportation. (12) Manpower and personnel.”

As a public service, today’s blog post marks the second in a series of LOG Blog posts designed to help you by highlighting the readily accessible suite of integrated learning assets available from your DAU colleagues that align not only with each of these integrated product support elements, but also with our integrated product support element-based life cycle logistics competency set. So far, we have looked at the Product Support Management element. Today we will examine one of the most interdisciplinary elements, namely the Design Interface element. The plethora of available life cycle logistics resources and professional development opportunities include:

  • Defense Acquisition Credentials
    • CLCL 005 Supportability & Design Interface
    • CLCL 006 Designing Supportable Systems
    • CLCL 007 Product Support Analysis
    • CCYB 001 Program Protection Credential
    • CCYB 002 Cybersecurity for Program Managers Credential
    • CENG 001 Digital Engineering for DoD Consumers Credential
  • Training Courses
    • LOG 0030 Supportability Test and Evaluation
    • LOG 0070 Lead Free Electronics Impact on DoD Programs
    • LOG 0080 Designing for Supportability in DoD Systems
    • LOG 0120 Supportability Analysis
    • LOG 0330 Logistician’s Responsibilities During Technical Reviews
    • LOG 0430 Green Logistics: Planning for Sustainability
    • LOG 0570 Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
    • LOG 0590 Digital Product Support Fundamentals
    • LOG 0630 Introduction to Parts Management
    • LOG 1040 Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM)
    • LOG 2040 Configuration Management
    • LOG 211/V Supportability Analysis
  • Communities
    • Logistics Community (LOG CoP)
    • Performance-Based Logistics Community (PBL CoP)
  • ACQuipedia Articles
    • Affordable System Operational Effectiveness (ASOE) Model
    • Configuration Management
    • Engineering Change Proposals (ECP)
    • Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH)
    • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Modes, Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
    • Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Design Interface
    • Interface Management
    • Item Unique Identification (IUID)
    • Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
    • Logistics Footprint
    • Logistics Product Data
    • Maintainability Attribute KSA/APA
    • Maintainability Demonstration (M-Demo)
    • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)
    • Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)
    • Operational Energy
    • Operational Suitability
    • Product Support Analysis (PSA)
    • Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) - C Rationale Report
    • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Analysis
    • Reliability Growth
    • Reliability Key System Attribute (KSA)
    • Supportability Design Objectives
    • Supportability Testing (Logistics Test & Evaluation)
    • Sustainability
  • Workshops
    • WSL 010 Supportability Analysis
  • Webinar Series
    • Sustainment Series
    • Logistics Live!
    • Product Support "Delta Course"
  • Other Resources

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