Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 4100.7
Engineering Logistics CONOP
Logistics Career Patterns. Career patterns for logisticians, consisting of a set of logistics
management positions with defined prerequisites and billet/position descriptions, will be
identified and defined.
Logistics Skills Training. There will be training in USCG logistics disciplines which will
include how these disciplines are practiced in the USCG and how the various elements of
logistics come together-- policy, standard operating procedures, and information systems-- to
provide the support needed to meet the operational mission requirements.
Training on Equipment. Training on equipment will be provided for operators and
maintainers based on equipment support requirements.
Support at Delivery. Platforms, systems, and equipment will be delivered with planned
support in place.
Support Costs of Design Alternatives. The variations and, consequently, the cost of logistics
support will be minimized by providing estimates on the life cycle support cost implications
of design alternatives.
Minimum Spares Aboard Units. On-board inventories of non-critical, slow-moving/low-use
supplies and selected backup equipment will be kept to a minimum.
Calculation of Allowances. Allowance calculation algorithms for parts and consumables will
determine both platform and shore-based allowances and will account for mission criticality,
operational availability, configuration, delivery time, weight, volume, area of operations, and
Allowance Funding. The cost of initial allowances will be centrally funded. The authorizing
organization will ensure that funds are available before authorizing any change.
Measures of Effectiveness/Efficiency. Critical measures of effectiveness, efficiency,
predictability, etc., will allow the Logistics Advocate and others to monitor logistics
performance and make continuous improvement.
Life-Cycle-Based Decision Making. Trade-off, cost-benefit, and value-added analytical
techniques will be used to weigh operational requirements against the life-cycle costs of
alternative design solutions.
Logistics Modeling Capability. Interactive logistics business models will be used to analyze
the performance of logistics and do trade-off, "what if" and "target value" analyses. The
models will include the ability to "drill down" through the integrated logistics information
base to analyze the variables contributing to results that diverge from plans.
Financial Reporting. The logistics system will provide a financial reporting capability to
support (a) planning and budgeting, (b) cost accounting and inter-organizational
charging/billing, and (c) management accounting and cost benefit analysis.