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Support Equipment Product Support Analytical Tools (PSAT) DatabaseRelated ACQuipedia ArticlesIntegrated Product Support (IPS) Implementation RoadmapIntegrated Product Support (IPS) Element GuidebookSupport Equipment Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element Competency ListContinuous Learning ModulesTraining CoursesKey ReferencesDescriptionObjective


Objective

The objective of the Support Equipment IPS Element is to identify, plan, resource and implement management actions to acquire and support the equipment (mobile or fixed) required to sustain the operation and maintenance of the system to ensure that the system is available to the Warfighter when it is needed at the lowest Total Ownership Cost (TOC). (Source: DoD Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook, Appendix A)

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Description

Support equipment consists of all equipment (mobile or fixed) that is not inherently part of the primary weapon system but is required to support the operation and maintenance of the system. It includes but is not limited to associated multiuse end items, ground handling and maintenance equipment, tools metrology and calibration equipment, test equipment and automatic test equipment. It also includes the support for the support equipment itself.

Key Support Equipment IPS Element activities according to Appendix A of the DoD Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook and the DoD Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element Guidebook include:

  • Manual and automatic test equipment management
  • Equipment design
  • Equipment commonality management
  • Maintenance concept integration
  • Ground handling and maintenance equipment management
  • Equipment capacity determination
  • Air conditioners requirement determination and management
  • Generators requirement determination and management
  • Tools requirement determination and management
  • Metrology and calibration equipment requirement determination and management
  • Deployability requirement determination management
  • Automatic Test Systems (ATS) & Automatic Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Test Program Set (TPS)
  • Support Equipment Integrated Product Support
  • Tooling
  • Common Support Equipment (CSE)
  • Peculiar Support Equipment (PSE)

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Key References

Related Communities of Practice (CoP)

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Training Courses

DAU Training

Specific multi-disciplinary DAU training recommendations related to this Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element are available at:

These Life Cycle Logistics Certification Standards and Core Plus Development Guides for each of the three DAWIA certification levels include: 

  • “Types of Assignments” and “Representative Activities”, which are colored blue
  • “Core Certification Standards (Required for DAWIA Certification)” (education, training, and experience requirements), which are colored red
  • “Core Plus Development Guides (Desired/recommended training, education, and experience)”, which are colored yellow

Non-DAU Training

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Continuous Learning Modules

Specific multi-disciplinary DAU continuous learning module recommendations related to this Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element are available at: 

These Life Cycle Logistics Certification Standards and Core Plus Development Guides for each of the three DAWIA certification levels include: 

  • “Types of Assignments” and “Representative Activities”, which are colored blue
  • “Core Certification Standards (Required for DAWIA Certification)” (education, training, and experience requirements), which are colored red
  • “Core Plus Development Guides (Desired/recommended training, education, and experience)”, which are colored yellow, and in addition to technical/functional topics, also include a series of Harvard Business School (HBS) Leadership & Management Modules for US Government Employees

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Competencies

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Related ACQuipedia Articles

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DoDI 4151.19 Serialized Item Management SIM for Life-Cycle Management of Materiel.aspx
  
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Support Equipment Competencies.pdf
  
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