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IPS Element Resource Listing – Maintenance Planning

IPS Element Resource Listing – Maintenance Planning

Integrated Product Support Elements
Bill Kobren

Welcome to Part 3 of this ten-part DAU LOG Blog series focusing on Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element-based DAU learning assets available to support your professional development journey. As I’ve shared before, 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 third in a new ten-part 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. Today, we focus on the Maintenance Planning and Management element. The plethora of available resources and professional development opportunities include:

  • Defense Acquisition Credentials
    • CLCL 004 Maintenance Planning and Management Credential
    • CACQ 002 Services Acquisition Professional Team Members Credential
    • CACQ 011 Foundational Software Acquisition Management Credential
  • Training Courses
    • LOG 0060 Public-Private Partnerships
    • LOG 0220 Title 10 Depot Maintenance Statute Overview
    • LOG 0230 Title 10 U.S.C. 2464 Core Statute Implementation
    • LOG 0240 Title 10 Limitations on the Performance of Depot-Level Maintenance (50/50)
    • LOG 0250 Depot Maintenance Interservice Support Agreements (DMISA)
    • LOG 0260 Depot Maintenance Capacity Measurement
    • LOG 0290 Condition-Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+)
    • LOG 0300 Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Communities
    • Logistics Community (LOG CoP)
    • Performance-Based Logistics Community (PBL CoP)
  • ACQuipedia Articles
    • Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+)
    • Core Logistics Analysis (CLA)
    • Corrective Maintenance Time (CMT)
    • Corrosion Prevention and Control
    • 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
    • Engineering Technical Services (ETS), Field Service Representatives (FSR), and Logistics Assistance Representatives (LAR)
    • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Maintenance Planning and Management
    • Maintenance Concept
    • Maintenance Levels
    • Maintenance Plan
    • Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA)
    • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
    • Repair Turnaround Time (RTAT)
    • Reset of Military Equipment
    • Prognostics & Health Management (PHM)
    • Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA)
    • Depot Source of Repair (DSOR) Determination Process
    • Repair vs Replace Decisions
  • Workshops
    • Performance Based Logistics (PBL)
  • Webinar Series
    • Sustainment Series
    • Logistics Live!
    • Product Support "Delta Course"
  • Other Resources

Up next: the Supply Support IPS Element! As a reminder, so far, we have looked at: