Spurring Product Support Dialog
Long-time readers know that I like to bring articles relating to our business to your attention on the pages of this blog. You also recognize that neither I personally, nor DAU institutionally, necessarily endorse the positions or conclusions articulated in these articles; my intent is rather to encourage you to read them, apply critical thinking skills to evaluating what is being articulated, and draw your own conclusions. In the process, you become more knowledgeable and ideally, along with the authors themselves, we collectively spur debate and discussion within our community of life cycle logistics and product support management professionals. Ultimately, the goal is to spur creative thinking, new ideas, and proposals for improving processes, policies, workforce professional development, and ultimately, positive warfighter and taxpayer outcomes.
That said, it should come as no surprise that there just happen to be a plethora of recently published product support-related articles from two recent editions of the highly regarded Defense AT&L Magazine I wanted to call your attention to. Encourage you to take a few minutes to read:
· “Improving End-of-Life Cycle Management: Yesterday’s Equipment Conserving Today’s Dollars” from the September-October 2010 edition of the Defense AT&L Magazine
· “Going Organic: The C-17 Depot Maintenance Activation Working Group”, from the same September-October 2010 edition of the Defense AT&L Magazine
· “Radio Frequency Identification: The Future is Now” also from the same September-October 2010 edition of the Defense AT&L Magazine
· “Not Your Father’s AMC” from the newly released November-December 2010 edition of Defense AT&L Magazine
What do you think? Do the positions articulated in these articles make sense? What else should the authors have considered?
By the way, in case you were not already aware, subscriptions to the Defense AT&L Magazine are free. The editors also welcome article submissions, so if you want to share your thoughts on a logistics or product support related topic, they offer a great opportunity to become a published author for those of you inclined to share your perspectives and expertise with the rest of us!