Which of the following are encompassed in life cycle management?
single-point accountability; development and implementation of a product support strategy; document the strategy in the LCSP; perform continuing and regular reviews
The life cycle sustainment plan LCSP describes which of the following?
the approach to integrating sustainment requirements into the system’s design; sustainment influences; required technical, business, and management activities.
During which life cycle phase does a PM have the most influence on the cost of a system?
materiel solutions analysis
The product support business model PSBM was developed to assist the PM and PSM, who must be tightly aligned, with the numerous supportability consideration and trade-offs that take place during the development and fielding of a weapon system.
The objective of product support is to execute a sustainment strategy that delivers affordable readiness, defined as providing mission capability to the warfighter at a reduced cost to the taxpayer.
What step in the produce support strategy process model involves engineering and supportability data?
baseline the system
What step in the product support strategy process model involves a clear analysis of the advantages of the product support alternatives?
product support value analysis
Product support analysis is conducted only at the system and component levels?
false, it can be conducted at the system, subsystem or component level
Reliability answers which of the following questions?
How long will a system continuously work?
Maintainability answers which of the following questions?
How long does it take to repair a system?
Availability answers which of the following questions?
Is the system on hand and ready to perform when needed?
What are the major elements that impact a system’s ability to perform its mission?
design effectiveness; technical effectiveness; mission effectiveness
Why is the affordable system operational effectiveness concept important?
it provides a framework for developing system performance and supportability; it is what the user sees in terms of how well the system is able to perform its missions over a sustained period
Technical performance is realized through designed-in system functions and their corresponding capabilities. In this context, functions refer to the desired mission abilities the system should be capable of executing in the operational environment?
true; functions refer to the desired mission abilities the system should be capable of executing in the operational environment
The focus of MSA phase is on identifying final plans and any critical product support capability requirements.
false, the focus of MSA phase is on identifying the initial concept and any critical product support capability requirements.
During the production and deployment phase what is emphasized?
managing and deploying the initial sustainment capabilities; finalizing equipment product support packages and maintenance plans; demonstrating the product support capabilities and effectiveness.
How many IPS elements are there?
The objective of the product support management IPS element is to plan and manage cost and performance across the product support value chain, from design through disposal?
Which of the following will the product support management IPS element provide through the product support manager PSM?
review of product support arrangements between the integrators and providers; comprehensive product support strategy for the weapon system; appropriate cost analyses to validate the product support strategy.
Proper supply support management results in having all the right spares, repair parts, and all classes of supplies available, in the right quantities at the right place, at the right time at the right price?
Maintenance planning and management establishes maintenance concepts and requirements for the life of the system for both hardware and software?
Which of the following items are included on the list of basic items that need to be considered as part of design interface?
safety requirements; affordability; anti-tamper; habitability
Which of the following does sustaining engineering in operational environments include?
evaluation of the potential for deficiency correction; development of a range of corrective action options; determination of the relative costs and risks associated with implementation of various corrective action options; associated root cause analyses
Computer resources include manpower, personnel, hardware, software, and documentation such as licenses and services?
Facilities and infrastructure consist of only permanent real property assets and infrastructure required to support a system?
The terms manpower and personnel are interchangeable?
Requirements for support equipment ensure that the system is available to the warfighter when it is needed at any cost?
false, when it is needed at the lowest total ownership cost TOC.
Training is the learning process by which personnel acquires or enhances predetermined job-relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities by developing which of the following?
physical; cognitive; sensory abilities
Support equipment, spare parts, and operators and maintenance personnel are examples of:
life cycle costs
Which of the following integrated product support IPS element objective is “to plan and manage cost and performance across the product support value chain, from design through disposal”?
product support management
Which of the following is a goal of supportability analyses?
ensure that supportability is included as a system performance requirement
What is mean time to repair MTTR used to measure?
What do acquisition logisticians do?
make sure that the necessary support structure is in place when the system is fielded
Which of the following integrated product support IPS element involves the identification and acquisition of personnel with the skills and grades required to operate, maintain, and support systems over their lifetime?
manpower and personnel
Which of the following integrated product support IPS element involves the identification, review, assessment, and resolution of deficiencies throughout a system’s life cycle?
Which of the following refer to reliability?
the probability that an item can perform its intended function for a specified interval under the stated conditions
Which of the following Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element objective is “to plan and manage cost and performance across the product support value chain, from design through disposal”?
product support management
Which of the following are strategies of life cycle sustainment?
comprehensive and early planning, development, and implementation
The Product Support Business Model (PSBM) was developed to assist the PM and PSM, who must be tightly aligned, with the numerous supportability
considerations and trade-offs that take place during the development and fielding of a weapon system.
Life cycle logistics is defined as the planning, development, implementation, and management of comprehensive, affordable, and effective systems support strategies.
Why is the concept of affordable system operational effectiveness important?
it enables the user to see how well the system is able to perform its missions over a sustained period
Logisticians and engineers who perform sustainment analyses should have a basic understanding of Operations, System missions and profiles and the system capabilities?
What is the primary life cycle sustainment objective of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase?
developing the requirements for the long-term performance based support concepts
Life cycle costs consist of research and development costs, investment costs, operating and support costs, and disposal costs over the entire life cycle.
Which two measurement elements combine to form availability, the most common measure of system effectiveness?
reliability and maintainability
requires that a life cycle sustainment plan be developed and provided as part of program approval process to document hot the sustainment strategy is being implemented.
is a living document describing the approach and resources necessary to develop and integrate sustainment requirements into the system’s design, development, testing, and evaluation, fielding, and operations
LCSP documents PM’s plan for formulating, implementing, and executing the sustainment strategy
integrated, contribute to warfighter’s mission requirements, maintain the sustainment KPPs and KSAs
defines hierarchical framework
planning, development, implementation, management, and execution of product support for a weapon system component, subsystem, or system will be accomplished over the life cycle
12 IPS Elements
product support management
maintenance planning and management
packaging, handling, storage, and transportation (PHS&T)
training and training support
manpower and personnel
facilities and infrastructure
Product Support Strategy Process Model
this 12 step model is a repeatable process that facilitates the successful accomplishment of these activities
model is flexible to support unique needs of individual programs
identifying warfighter requirements
the PSM IPT consults w/ the operational commands & organizations that support the warfighter combatant commanders. the operational commands are generally PM’s primary customers.
their warfighter capability needs are translated into requirements
the metrics are derived from the requirements to drive outcomes that will: be documented in PSAs
serve as the primary measures of support provider performance
during 12 step process model PSM should focus on
weapon system availability
overall system readiness levels
procedure by which each potential failure mode is analyzed to determine its effects on the system and then classified according to its severity. Attempts to identify all single points of failure
fault tree analysis
FTA focuses on a select subset of all possible system failures, specifically those that can cause a catastrophic “top event”
Reliability Centered Maintenance Analysis
defines what must be done for a system to achieve the desired levels of safety, operational readiness, and environmental soundness at best cost
analytical methodology used to assist in developing maintenance concepts and est. the maintenance level
identification of the steps, spares and materials, tools support equipment, personnel skill levels and facility issues that must be considered for a given repair task
defines warfighter operational outcomes for sustainment and other performance attributes for a system
key design considerations of supportability
other logistics technologies
is the sum total of the products and activities of all IPS Elements of life cycle product support for a weapon system required on the battlefield to support operators and maintainers for a given period of time.
spares and the associated supply chain infrastructure
test, support, and calibration equipment
manpower and personnel requirements specifically for sustainability requirements
system documentation and associated technical data
influencing logistics footprint
RELIABILITY one of the most critical influences
the primary objective of reliability in design is to achieve the necessary probability of mission success and minimize the risk of failure within defined availability, cost, schedule, weight, power, and volume constraints
mean time between failures (MTBF)
defined per AR 702-19 and also OSD RAM Guide: A basic measure of reliability for repairable items. the average time during which all parts of the item perform within their specified limits, during particular measurement period under stated conditions
packaging of components such that they can be repaired via “remove and replace” actions vs. on-board repair
ability of systems , units, of forces to provide data, info, materiel, and services exchanged to enable them to operate efficiently together
Human Systems Integration (HSI)
activities assist PMs by focusing attention on the human part of the system and by integrating and inserting manpower, personnel, training, human factors engineering, environment, safety, occupational health, habitability and survivability considerations into the defense acquisition process
Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)
basic technical measure of maintainability
total number of corrective maintenance actions within a given time period
Serialized Item Management (SIM)
a process that enables effective and efficient life cycle management of materiel through the creation, capture, and use of life cycle item management (LCIM) data.
PM should design for the optimal balance among the following four areas
life cycle cost
the design effectiveness reflects key design features:
are performed by the weapon system ; missile intercept, weapons delivery, electronic jamming, surveillance, protection, firepower
Materiel solution analysis phase
provides the widest latitude for considering requirement alternatives and has the greatest impact on the Life Cycle Cost
produces the initial Acquisition Strategy, other required acquisition documentation, and contractual documents required to continue into TMRR phase
reducing the logistics footprint
implementing human systems integration
designing for supportability
ensuring affordability, integration with the supply chain, interoperability, and saftey
emd and pbl
MOA MOU SLA
Title 10 United States Code
PBL mandated by DoD directive 5000.01
DoD instruction 5000.02
which of the following statements best describe life cycle logistics
c defined as the planning, development, implementation, and management of comprehensive, affordable, and effective systems support strategies. staring w/ the warfighter requirements for a new system.
which of the following is goal of life cycle sustainment
c ensure that sustainment considerations are integrated into all planning, implementation, management, and oversight activities associated with the acquisition, development, production, fielding, support, and disposal of a system across its life cycle
why is designing for sustainment a critical function for military equipment
I system designed w/ supportability in mind. the three main areas of focus are to design for support, design the support, and finally support the design
DoD Product Support Business Model (PSBM) is a one-time process to optimally support the needs and requirements of the warfighter in an effective and affordable manner
i defines the hierarchical framework, also considered the organizational structure, in which the planning, development, implementation, management, and execution of product support for a weapon system component, subsystem, or system will be accomplished over the life cycle
which of the following is NOT a primary technique used in Product Support Analysis (PSA)
I outcomes: weapon system availability, mission reliability, logistics footprint, overall system readiness levels FMECA FTA RCM LORA MTA
which two measurement elements combine to form availability, the most common measure of system effectiveness
“the key is to ensure mission effectiveness is defined in terms meaningful to the warfighter over a meaningful timeframe” what does this statement mean to the warfighter?
what is the primary life cycle sustainment objective of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase
I to develop the product baseline, verify it meets the system functional and allocated baselines, and transform the preliminary design into a producible design, all within the schedule and cost constraints of the program
which of the following integrated product support ( IPS) element involves the identification, review, assessment, and resolution of deficiencies throughout a system’s life cycle?
I sustaining engineering IPS Element??