According to the Logistic Engineering Services (LES) website, “The eMRD Tool has been developed by Logistic Engineering Services (LES) to simplify the application of the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) Maintenance Requirements Determination (MRD) process. The eMRD Tool can be installed as a Standalone application or installed to a network to allow multiple users. The eMRD application provides the ability to manage each user access rights to Administrator, Manager or User levels. The primary difference between eMRD and other LSAR applications is the ability of the analyst to view an LCN/ALC by its Physical and Functional structure while simultaneously viewing its associated LSA configuration and data elements. The Tool enables the analyst to maintain a clear perspective of what he is looking at from a top down view. The eMRD Tool is used to develop new or manage an existing LSAR. The development of a new LSAR can be accomplished by manually developing the LCN structure, or by electronically importing a text document. An existing MIL-STD-1388-2B LSAR can be freely imported and exported. For In-Service use, eMRD has the ability to import a CAMM2 Failure Data file that is automatically sorted to enable the viewing of failure data for an LCN/ALC.
eMRD has fully compatible electronic Import & Export functionality with:
- MIL-STD-1388-2B DOD Requirements for a Logistic Support Analysis Record.
- DI(AF) AAP5102.003 MIL-STD-1388-1A/2B & ADF Unique Requirements.
- DEF(AUST)5692 Logistic Support Analysis Requirements for the Australian Defence Organisation
Note that while eMRD is fully compliant with the data interchange requirements of the above standards, the application has been optimised for the MRD process and therefore the user is not exposed to all data fields through the user interface. While not officially certified by Commonwealth agencies, LES has on many occasions conducted import and export activities between OmegaPS and eMRD.
The work processes within eMRD conform to the following standards:
- MIL-STD-1629 Failure Modes Effects & Criticality Analysis
- MIL-STD-2173 Reliability Centred Maintenance.
- DI(AF) AAP7001.038 (AM1) Maintenance Requirements Determination Manual (incorporating DI(AF) AAP7001.031 Technical Maintenance Plan and DI(AF) AAP7001.064 Servicing Schedule Manual)
eMRD produces a range of standard ADF reports in addition to a number eMRD specific reports to assist with LSAR and data validation. eMRD produces an ADF compatible Part 2, 3 & 4 of the Technical Maintenance Plan (TMP) and an individual or complete Planned Servicing Schedule (PSS). An additional function is the ability to produce or view an LCN or LCN and children specific TMP pages only to enable the analyst to verify the input of data or task changes.Provides electronic sorting of the task library and supports task packaging by utilising a Drag & Drop functionality.”
Note: DoD uses the term supportability analysis or product support analysis rather than more dated terms such as LSA and LSAR. See MIL-HDBK-502A for additional information.
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Address: Logistic Engineering Services
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Port Melbourne VIC 3207
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