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Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation

Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation 

Programs employ Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T) principles and methods to ensure the necessary equipment reaches the warfighter while minimizing risk of damage to the equipment during handling, storage, and transportation.  Thorough PHS&T requirements promote supportability and sustainability of major end items, reparable system elements, and supporting test equipment.   

PMs, Systems Engineers, and Lead Software Engineers should ensure PHS&T is addressed during the requirements analysis process, and validated throughout each phase of the SE development of the system. Programs should verify all PHS&T requirements before entering the Production and Deployment phase, as this phase will require the implementation of PHS&T for a system delivery to the warfighter during low-rate initial production.  

For more information on PHS&T as a design consideration, see the Systems Engineering Guidebook, Section 5.17.  Also see the Logistics Community of Practice for more information on PHS&T in Defense acquisition.