Logistic Support Analysis (LSA)
Spare Part Optimization
Life Cycle Cost (LCC)
Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) & Life Cycle Costing (LCC) has been our traditional area of expertise. Our experts have performed hundreds of ILS and LCC projects for the military, aircraft and commercial customers.
Our ILS experts perform the entire range of ILS activities starting with ILS planning, analysis of ILSP and SOW. We will help you to translate supportability and readiness targets into statements of work and specifications. Our ILS team identify and define Logistic Support Requirements analysing: RFP, SOW, documented requirements; historic data from similar projects; ILS management in the organizations / companies involved; economic impact of the ILS requirements and integration of financial considerations in the identification of logistic requirements. Our ILS team prepares ILS Plans answering customer requirements of Logistic Support Analysis (LSA). Each ILSP has been tailored to specific needs of the project, taking into account the size and complexity of the project, technologies involved, as well as operational requirements.
Logistics Support Analysis (LSA)
LSA activities should be a part of a mainstream System Engineering Process, to enable timely and effective implementation of the LSA results in the development process. Our ILS team identifies ILS and system engineering standards for the common use of the LSA records shared by subcontractors and main contractor. Application of cost-effective approach in selection and tailoring of LSA ensures the achievement of the easy, error-free and laconic data flow between the parties involved without enormous overhead of the data bases, characteristic for outdated approaches. Our ILS experts have been involved in extensive LSA activities creating an LSA data base tailored to answer the specific needs of the project.
Spare Parts Optimisation
Our ILS specialists are among the world leaders in the field of theory and practice of initial provisioning of spare parts for major systems. Our experts have developed unique algorithms for spare parts optimization based on Cost-Availability and similar system criteria. Our expertise lies in initial spare parts planning and optimisation for complex multi-indenture level systems in a multi-echelon logistic environment. Our ILS team has generated initial spare parts provisioning lists for dozens of projects of various scopes from the subsystems including only several LRUs to major weapon systems with hundreds of LRUs. Initial spare parts recommendations for new systems are based on reliability predictions results and usage of historic data, wherever available. Spare parts quantities recommendation always takes into account operational requirement, such as wartime missions, requirements for possibility of independent operation of units, etc.
Life Cycle Cost (LCC)
Our ILS experts performed hundreds of LCC analysis for the various systems – from minor systems consisting of several LRU, and up to entire major weapon systems. Starting from preliminary LCCA for the stage of concept evaluation, all the way to elaborate evaluation of alternatives leading to the final decision making.
Combination of all steps of the LCC or application of the selected few depend on the complexity and needs of a project:
• Creation of a Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) with cost models for each CBS element
• Definition of a set of all feasible alternatives, i.e. design configurations, operational and environmental profiles, maintenance and logistics policies, distribution channels, transportation options.
• Total LCC calculation for the entire system / system part for any activity for each alternative and for each period of the life cycle.
• Sensitivity Analysis
• Generation of required reports – tables and graphs.