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This workshop will introduce a systems design interface technique that conveys supportability and producibility requirements to the design team and into the product design criteria. This technique derives true logistics requirements from lessons learned, assesses empirical data from customer data bases, and results in discrete and timely Supportability Design-to Requirements (SDTRs) and Producibility Design-to Requirements (PDTRs). An objective review of traditional parameters and their limited capability will be compared with the SDTR/PDTR development process.

Benefits of attending:

The workshop will redefine these SDTRs and PDTRs as the integrating functions for all the ILS Elements, where those functions synthesize and balance to effectively optimize total ownership costs (TOC) and reduce the logistics footprint.

The workshop participants will be provided with a new perspective in engaging the design team with relevant, timely and articulate design-to requirements.

About the workshop leader:

Mike Osborne retired from the US military in 1985 as a senior superintendent of both aircraft flight line and in-shop avionics maintenance. From 1993 to 2007, he supported US Army Aviation as a senior logistician for Aviation and Missile programs. He is currently a senior program analyst on the US Army PEO Missiles and Space staff. Mike is a Senior Member of the International Society of Logistics (SOLE). He was awarded Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) status in 1989, and was re-certified in 2002. He is also certified as a Configuration and Data Manager by NDIA. Mike is a member of the team re-writing the Defense Acquisition Guide Chapter 5, Life Cycle Logistics, and has recently provided significant input to the rewrite of the OSD Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Cost Rationale Report Manual.

Company overview:

The Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals' mission is to mentor, educate, share knowledge and ideas and to advance the profession of logistics engineering with its members, throughout the logistics community and to disseminate the interdisciplinary principles of logistics supportability to industry and government.

The goal is to bring logistics engineers together for the purpose of discussing, learning and coordinating activities of the technical, scientific and related engineering principles. www.logisticsengineers.org

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Supportability and Producibility

10:00 Question and Answer Session

10:10 Networking Coffee Break

10:45 Reduction of the Logistics Footprint

11:45 Question and Answer Session

11:55 Optimization of Total Ownership Costs

12:30 Workshop Leader's Summing Up and Interactive Discussion

13:00 Close of Workshop


Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

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Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James



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