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Engineering Logistics CONOP
The logistics system will be supported by an Integrated Logistics Information System.
This system will provide for coordinated management decisions and interoperability
with DoD/OGA/Commercial logistics networks.
An Integrated Logistics Information System will take advantage of modern
technology to meet the cross functional, cross organizational information
requirements of logistics. A modern, integrated system will provide a database of
logistics information where data need only be entered once to be available to all
Interoperability will allow the automatic distribution to and access of selected
information from external suppliers.
The logistics system will be Configuration Based and capable of providing visibility of
all assets at all levels.
A Configuration Based system provides timely and accurate technical information
about Configuration Items (Cl) and how they relate to other Cl.
Visibility of all assets at all levels provides information about the plans, physical
population, physical locations, condition of the assets, etc. for facility, platform,
equipment, and item management.
The logistics system will be capable of driving out variability. Where variability is
appropriate, the logistics system will be capable of managing it.
Driving out variability in equipment throughout the service reduces support costs
and improves logistics support service. Variability in equipment increases the
need for technical information and resources (i.e., people, parts, facilities,
suppliers, funds, training, support equipment) necessary to maintain equipment.
Where variability is appropriate recognizes the need to support nonstandard
equipments that will be introduced into the logistics system. The logistics system
will provide management capabilities to units for self sustained support of
The logistics system will be capable of minimizing total costs by optimizing system-
Optimizing system-wide inventories treats all physical items, regardless of
location (i.e., shipboard, local shore side, and Supply Center inventories), as a
single resource for supply management. This enables optimizing inventory.