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IPS Element Resource Listing – Sustaining Engineering

Welcome to Part 5 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’…

IPS Element Resource Listing – Sustaining Engineering

IPS Elements
Bill Kobren

Welcome to Part 5 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 fifth 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 Sustaining Engineering IPS element. The plethora of available resources and professional development opportunities include:

Defense Acquisition Credentials

  • CLCL 014A Parts & Material Life Cycle Management
  • CLCL 016 Digital Product Support (in development)

Training Courses

  • ACQ 0200 Item Unique Identification (IUID)
  • LOG 0390 Additive Manufacturing Overview
  • LOG 0400 Additive Manufacturing Case Studies
  • LOG 0470 Sustaining Engineering
  • LOG 0640 DMSMS: What Program Management Needs To Do And Why
  • LOG 0650 DMSMS: Fundamentals
  • LOG 0660 DMSMS: Executive Overview
  • LOG 0670 DMSMS Basic Component Research

Communities

  • Logistics Community (LOG CoP)
  • Performance-Based Logistics Community (PBL CoP)
  • DMSMS Knowledge Sharing Portal (DKSP)
  • Parts Management Knowledge Sharing Portal (PMKSP)

ACQuipedia Articles

  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)
  • DoD Precious Metals Recovery Program (PMRP)
  • Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP)
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Sustaining Engineering
  • Item Reduction (IR) Program
  • Modification Management
  • Obsolescence Management
  • Product Quality Deficiency Reporting (PQDR)
  • Service Life Extension Program (SLEP)
  • Technology Refreshment (Tech Refresh)
  • Generalized Emulation of Microcircuits (GEM) and Advanced Microcircuit Emulation (AME)
  • Additive Manufacturing Intellectual Property & Cybersecurity Considerations

Workshops

  • WSL 001 Performance Based Logistics (PBL) 
  • WSL 010 Supportability Analysis

Webinar Series

  • DMSMS & Parts Management Proven Processes
  • Sustainment Series
  • Logistics Live! 
  • Product Support "Delta Course"

Other Resources

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