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to the Air Force Journal of Logistics, Ward Street, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Expeditionary Logistics for the 21st Century (eLog21) goals. Since the early s, the U.S. Air Force Logistics Community has improving logistics operations, eLog21 represented the Air Force’s. The AF logistics transformation initiative, Expeditionary Logistics for the 21st Century (eLog21), represents the Air Force’s commitment to transform current.

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The legacy systems with all of their shortcomings are the only systems available. In addition, software support for weapon systems is underrepresented i.

Figure illustrates the demand on this high-value aircraft system as well as airr Air Mobility Command aircraft.

ECSS will be funded through multiple sources and program elements as follows: Presentation to the committee, February 16, Numerous processes under eLog21 are designed to improve the governance of sustainment and the effectiveness and efficiency of the processes.

In some cases, the parts shortages reflect poor performance of the supply chain, and in others the Bills of Material and the quantity of items to be repaired were not properly defined to the supplying agencies.

Program management can substantially improve the overall operation of a product but must take a holistic approach to do so. In the absence of desired improvements to the design, maintenance can only assure that the system does not deteriorate below the design objective. The logical remaining element is metrics for measuring and reporting on how the system and the processes are working.

In the absence of well-defined policy and procedures, field-level commanders and directors take individual action to sustain their fleet. Sustained Readiness Improvement is the number of years over the span of through where a weapon system saw no decline in availability or saw a decline of lesser magnitude than the domain average.

As an example, a critical element involved a change to the relationship between the fleet, i. See Figurewhich depicts the comprehensive nature of the eLog21 strategy. Code, Title 10, SectionFebruary 10, In addition, given Air Force dependence on software to achieve mission capabilities, the Air Force should strongly consider additional education on software sustainment for senior leaders.

Click here to buy this book in print or download it as a free PDF, if available. Weapon system software sustainment is well supported at the three ALCs, but the Air Force has no central governance body to sustain software, and the various Headquarters staffs are technically ill equipped to deal with software issues. To search the entire text of this book, type in your search term here and press Enter.


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In the end, the committee concluded that the metrics are well employed at the lower echelons of the organization, but they do not contribute to an overall assessment eoog21 the Air Force sustainment enterprise. Figure illustrates many of the above trends.

Any such funds that are not used for such a contract shall be used for the performance of depot-level maintenance and repair workload by employees of the Department of Defense. The AFMC develops, tests, fields, and sustains weapon systems.

Although the data have not improved substantially over the past few years, the DoD continues to espouse firce that demand even more data. Page 42 Share Cite.

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Second, software technology is advancing at a breathtaking pace. Thus, the production workforce and engineering support do not uniformly grow to meet the increased demand.

In the end, data are key to the ALC business of sustaining systems. Against the back-drop of these stark realities, the Air Force requested the National Research Council NRC of the National Academies, under the auspices of the Air Force Studies Board to conduct and in-depth assessment of current and future Air Force weapon system sustainment initiatives and recommended future courses of action for consideration by the Air Force.

Any system in an organization the size of the Air Force is extraordinarily complex. However, the Air Force has not been able to apply the latest techniques to the elog1 aircraft. OEMs and high-confidence aftermarket suppliers have a higher likelihood of providing the parts where and when needed than do mass commodity suppliers.

Finally, the only defined measure of effectiveness and efficiency relates to aircraft availability, but far more organizations than ALCs impact aircraft availability. Slog21 knows the goals?

Logistics Financial Ligistics Trans. However, the Air Force has not yet completely developed the top-to-bottom governance structure, policies, and procedures necessary to achieve the ILCM objectives across the acquisition and sustainment enterprise.


The effects of surged workload on the workforce are obvious. It is most noteworthy that 1, applicants sought this type of professional and personal development in its first year alone. The NAE established the behavior model, organization, and processes to Provide strategic logistics oversight for life cycle support; develop strategic level logistics, installations, and environmental policy for life cycle support; and provide vertical and horizontal integration of ILCM policies to provide for standardization and compliance.

TFMS serves a diverse customer base that includes all DoD components, various Defense agencies, other federal agencies, foreign Governments and private sector entities. Determine if any modifications in policy are required and, if so, identify them and make recommendations for changes in Air Force regulations, policies, and strategies to accomplish the sustainment goals of the Air Force. Accessed November 22, There is no set Air Force policy for when software development, upgrade, or modification or when software maintenance begins or ends.

We’d love to meet you. They have attained substantial process controls and quality measures at the highest levels of the industry.

Page 35 Share Cite. The Air Force has developed a very strong weapon system software capability, which can be used to improve logsitics weapon system sustainment. The contractors developed individual contract processes and procedures that may or may not have followed Air Force traditional practices.

To a serious extent, the supply chain causes logistice inefficiencies in the depot maintenance and parts repair efforts. While there are a range of indicators resulting from the maturity assessments and root-cause logisfics, the weapon system data analysis clearly shows that performance-based outcome-based product support strategies, particularly when coupled with government-industry partnering approaches, have consistently delivered improved materiel readiness across numerous weapon system applications over the past decade.

The committee found that there has been no strong arbitrator for sustainment, policies on who can influence or reshape sustainment decisions have been unclear, and SPMs and PEOs have had decision-making authority. Nevertheless the statutes will remain, and the Air Force must set the stage for long-term compliance.