Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 4100.7
The decision making process encompasses logistics support decision making for
life cycle phase transitions as well as the management and control of change.
Team based decision making is a recognition of the existence of logistics across all
support and operational programs.
Requirements Based Planning will be used for resource and level of support decisions.
Requirements Based Planning is a method which generates approved forecasts of
support needs based on mission and customer requirements, priorities, and
continuous evaluation of system performance.
Logistics management decisions will consider life cycle support issues. Economic
decisions for the logistics system will be based on minimizing total costs.
Will consider- while life cycle cost considerations will be a primary factor in
decision making, other issues may also influence decisions, such as quality of life,
ability to execute, initial costs. etc.
Life cycle support issues include acquisition issues (e.g., configuration
management, maintenance planning, training support, technical data management,
support equipment, etc.), Sustainment issues (e.g., obsolescence, maintainability,
problems with supply sources, frequency and duration of down time, technological
change, etc.), and disposal.
Total costs emphasizes that decision making is based on the aggregate of all costs
including manpower, materials, time, facilities, operational costs, etc.
The logistics system will respond to changing needs through reengineering and
The reengineering methodology is used when taking a top down approach to
system analysis and redesign. This approach is warranted when cross-functional
problems exist. Sound business decisions will not be constrained by existing
The continuous improvement methodology is used to incrementally improve a