Back to Basics
From time-to-time, I like to use this blog as a forum to share collective wisdom, insights, and perspectives on a variety of logistics and product support topics. Today, if you’ll permit me, wanted to share several foundational tenet of this community we call ‘Life Cycle Logistics’ taken from a document on our Logistics Community of Practice (LOG CoP) homepage entitled “Life Cycle Logistics Career Field Overview.”
This is not new. It has been around for many years, however it is just as true today as it ever was, regardless of whether we were talking about what were prior to 2004 called Acquisition Logisticians of yesteryear, or Life Cycle Logisticians of today. At the end of the day, Life Cycle Logisticians pursue two basic, fundamental objectives:
· Weapons systems be designed, maintained, and modified to continuously reduce the demand for logistics and O&S cost.
· Logistics support must be effective and efficient; the resources required to provide life cycle product support must be minimized while meeting warfighter readiness requirements
As we celebrate Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance tomorrow, for all you do each and every day to support these objectives (and indeed, for doing what you do for our nation every day), let me take a moment to simply offer my personal thanks and appreciation.