Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 4100-7
Engineering Logistics CONOP
Any attempt to describe the future must begin by identifying the principles upon which it will be
based-- the principles which will guide the Implementation plans to move us toward the end state.
This set of principles represents the most important values that will determine the future. They are
grouped into five key categories: customer focus, decision making, decision support,
measurement and work force. The principles are intended to be unconstrained by the current state
of Coast Guard engineering logistics. Appendix I explains these principles in greater detail by
expanding on the meaning of the key words and phrases in each principle.
Operational missions must drive the logistics response, and the logistics system can
help optimize operational effectiveness.
The logistics system will be customer-focused, proactive, flexible and responsive to the
customer's changing needs.
The logistics system will minimize the logistics burden at units performing operational
missions, consistent with operational effectiveness and logistics efficiency.
Each platform, system, and/or equipment, or configuration change thereto, will have
integrated logistics support plans which will address logistics support required
throughout its life cycle.
The logistics system will be led by a flag level advocate.
Logistics decisions will begin in the Concept Formulation Phase and continue through
Acquisition, Sustainment, and Disposal based on a logistics system that fully integrates
all logistics elements.
The logistics system decision making process will be team based. Cross-functional
teams, including the customers, will be used to help resolve significant issues in
logistics planning, policy, execution, resources, priorities, etc.
Requirements Based Planning will be used for resource and level of support decisions.
Logistics management decisions will consider life-cycle support issues. Economic
decisions will be based on minimizing total costs.
Redundancies will be driven out of the Logistics System.