Air Force Materiel Command (Feb. 20, 2007): tool kit AIDS logisticians, program managers.WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 8,023 acres (3,247 hectares), W Ohio, NE of Dayton; est. 1917. One of the largest airport installations in the world, it is the air force's main research and development base, and the headquarters of the , Ohio -- Has this ever happened to you? An aircraft modification A change in the physical characteristics of aircraft, accomplished either by a change in production specifications or by alteration of items already produced. kit is sent to your unit. Upon receipt, you verify the kit has all the parts listed on the inventory and review the modification instructions. Satisfied, you schedule one of your multi-million dollar aircraft for incorporation of the new capability.
After you start work and make electrical wiring or structural changes that cannot be undone, you discover the modification kit is missing vital pieces that were not on the original parts listing. Your expensive aircraft is now a static display, unable to perform its mission while the agonizingly slow process of figuring out what went wrong takes place.
This scenario is one example of a product support problem. Product support is a continuous and collaborative set of activities that establish and maintain the operational capability of a system, subsystem, or major end item throughout its life cycle. It is a cradle-to-grave effort to plan, design, acquire, supply, repair, operate, and retire a warfighter capability.
In 2005, Air Force requirements to promote a better understanding spurred the creation of the Product Support Campaign, or PSC (Public Service Commission) Same as PUC. . It's a revitalization effort to improve and standardize product support throughout the Air Force. The effort was co-championed by Barbara Westgate, executive director at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) is a major command of the United States Air Force. ; Blaise Durante, deputy assistant secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition; and Michael Aimone, assistant deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Installations, and Mission Support, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force.
As part of the PSC, focus area teams concentrated on improvement areas identified through value stream mapping Value Stream Mapping is a Lean technique used to analyse the flow of materials and information currently required to bring a product or service to a consumer. At Toyota, where the technique originated, it is known as "Material and Information Flow Mapping" . that would have the greatest impact on product support. Each focus area team was comprised of multi-functional acquisition and sustainment professionals from across the Air Force dedicated to improving product support.
One such team was the Process Focus Team. It was led by Eilanna Price, chief of logistics for the 77th Aeronautical aer·o·nau·tic also aer·o·nau·ti·cal
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The culmination of this team's deliverables resulted in the Life Cycle Logistics Management Tool Kit consisting of the logistics process matrix, 31 logistics checklists, and the logistics kneepad knee·pad
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"These new standardized processes are intended to capitalize on lessons learned and allow more efficient processes to be used in executing a strong product support program." said Price.
"The tool kit will help program and logistics managers in all program and staff offices move through the Product Support realm with greater credibility and accuracy," said Duntz. "The development of standardized processes, flow charts, and checklists simplify the tasks that need to be done in order to field and support our warfighting systems."
Maj. Gen. Art Morrill, director of logistics, HQ AFMC/A4 and Logistics Officer Association Wright Brothers Chapter Advisor, is championing these transformation efforts.
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The team's tools are to be incorporated into the Expeditionary Combat Support System after completion of ongoing Logistics Enterprise Architecture certification. Additionally, the team worked with the Air Force Institute of Technology The Naval Postgraduate School serves a similar purpose for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The U.S. Army does not have a comparable school; Army officers study at the Naval Postgraduate School or AFIT. and incorporated product support process training into AFIT AFIT Air Force Institute of Technology
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The team's handiwork likely will leave an indelible mark on AFMC and the Air Force.
"The AFMC vision of 'War-Winning Capabilities ... On Time, On Cost' will be better served through the use of standardized processes." Duntz said. "Speed and credibility will undoubtedly improve, our people will be better able to deliver products and services with complete cradle-to-grave support planning and execution that meet today's warfighter needs."
Anyone interested in the tool kit or road show brief can find links to them in the "Products, Services, and Tools" section of the HQ AFMC/A4A Air Force Portal Web site. Public contact: <http://www.dod.mil/faq/comment.html>.
Robinson and DeBee are with the AFMC Directorate of Logistics.