Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 4100.7
The logistics system will minimize the logistics burden at units performing operational
missions, consistent with operational effectiveness and logistics efficiency.
Minimize the logistics burden allows the units to focus on operational missions by
off-loading logistics processes that the logistics system can perform
automatically or more efficiently.
Consistent with operational effectiveness - again recognizes that the ability to
effectively execute the mission of the platform is the goal of the logistics system
and should not be compromised for the sake of minimizing the logistics burden at
And logistics efficiency- recognizes that efficiency is secondary to operational
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.
These support plans will address all integrated logistics system elements, tailored
to the complexity and unique requirements of the acquisition or change.
The logistics system will be program level activity led by a flag level advocate.
The flag level advocate for the logistics system will provide a logistics
perspective, set logistics policy, and be the Commandant's primary advisor for
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 Concept Formulation Phase brings operating,acquisition and support
managers (including platform and equipment/systems managers) in at the
beginning of the life cycle where significant support cost decision making occurs.
The logistics system decision making process will be team based. Cross-functional
teams, including the customers, will be used to help decide significant issues in
logistics planning, policy, execution, resources, priorities, etc.