College For Integrated Logistics Support

Scope of the College

The College for ILS/IPS serves as a knowledge, resource and competence centre for the ILS Community offering practical support and guidance in a wide variety of Integrated Logistics and Product Support matters and the pertinent focus areas, including problem-solving tools and best practices.

The College Council members collectively possess decades of practical experience, expertise, and wide-ranging skills with diverse organisational backgrounds in various ILS/IPS roles in the private and public sectors.

The College includes the following Elements and Focus Areas in its Scope:

Maintenance Planning

  • Life Cycle Cost (LCC)
  • Set up specific criteria for repair, including Built-In Test Equipment (BITE) requirements, testability, reliability, and maintainability; support equipment requirements; automatic test equipment; and workforce skills and facility requirements.
  • State-specific maintenance tasks to be performed on the system.
  • Define actions and support required for fielding and marketing the system.
  • Task Analysis to identify S&TE
  • Who will procure, manage, maintain the S&TE (Commonwealth, Contractor, Sub-Contractor?)
  • Maintenance requirements/types, preventive maintenance (including planned and/or scheduled maintenance), corrective maintenance, maintenance in storage
  • Address warranty considerations
  • The maintenance concept must ensure prudent use of workforce and resources. When formulating the maintenance concept, analysis of the proposed work environment on the health and safety of maintenance personnel must be considered
  • LORA repair analysis to optimise the support system in terms of LCC, readiness objectives, design for discard, maintenance task distribution, support equipment and ATE, and workforce and personnel requirements
  • Minimise the use of hazardous materials and the generation of waste

Supply Support

  • A key document is the Recommended Spares Provisioning List (RSPL) is the authoritative document for recording the range and quantity of Spares to be procured or manufactured and, where applicable, delivered to the Commonwealth by the Contractor and Subcontractors in accordance with the Contract.  The RSPL also provides the details associated with the development of the spares-optimisation model, the results of the spares-optimisation analysis activities, and the executable files for the spares-optimisation model.
  • Acquire support items and spare parts
  • Catalogue the items
  • The nature of the Spare (i.e., repairable, discardable)
  • The level(s) of maintenance where the Spare will be required
  • Provisioning lead time, including the identification of Long Lead Time Items (LLTIs)
  • Other spares requirements/considerations, such as Life of Type (LOT) spares, Insurance Spares, Reserve Stockholding Levels, Inventory Safety Stock Level, the Economic Order Quantity and the recommended maximum and minimum holding levels at each level of maintenance for each Spare
    • Receive the items
    • Store and warehouse the items
    • Transfer the items to where they are needed
    • Issue the items
    • Dispose of secondary items
  • Provide initial support of the system
  • Acquire, distribute, and replenish inventory

Support and Test Equipment/Equipment Support

  • Handling and Maintenance Equipment
  • Tools (hand tools as well as power tools)
  • Metrology and measurement devices
  • Calibration equipment
  • Test Equipment
  • Automatic Test Equipment
  • Support equipment for on- and off-equipment maintenance
  • Special inspection equipment and depot maintenance plant equipment includes all equipment and tools required to assemble, disassemble, test, maintain, and support the production and/or depot repair of end items or components
  • How many locations will require S&TE? What are the deployment requirements for the S&TE?

Manpower and Personnel

  • Identification and consideration for personnel to operate, maintain, train, store, handle, control, supply, and project manage the capability throughout life.  This element has interactions with every other ILS element
  • Human-machine Interfaces
  • Environmental Interfaces
  • Special Skills Requirements
  • Human factors considerations during the planning and decision process

Training and Training Support

  • Competencies Management
  • Factory Training
  • Instructor and Key personnel training
  • New Equipment Training Team
  • Resident Training
  • Sustainment Training
  • User Training
  • HAZMAT Disposal and Safe Procedures Training

Technical Data and Publications

  • Technical manuals
  • Technical and supply bulletins
  • Transportability guidance technical manuals
  • Maintenance expenditure limits and calibration procedures
  • Repair parts and tools lists
  • Maintenance allocation charts
  • Corrective maintenance instructions
  • Preventive maintenance and Predictive maintenance instructions
  • Drawings/specifications/technical data packages
  • Software documentation
  • Provisioning documentation
  • Depot maintenance work requirements
  • Identification lists
  • Component lists
  • Product support data
  • Flight safety-critical parts list for aircraft
  • Lifting and tying down pamphlet/references
  • Hazardous Material documentation

Computer Resources Support

  • Computer Resources Support
     Computer Resources Working Group (CRWG)

     Computer Resources Integrated Product Team (CR-IPT)

     Computer Resources Life-Cycle Management Plan (CRLCMP)
  • Logistic Information Management Systems includes inventory management systems, maintenance management systems, configuration management systems, mission planning systems, training information systems

Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T)

  • System constraints (such as design specifications, item configuration, and safety precautions for hazardous material)
  • Special security requirements
  • Geographic and environmental restrictions
  • Special handling equipment and procedures
  • Impact on spare or repair parts storage requirements
  • Emerging PHS&T technologies, methods, or procedures and resource intensive PHS&T procedures
  • Environmental impacts and constraints


  • Permanent or semi-permanent operating and support facilities
  • New construction as well as modifications to existing facilities
  • Define and establish impacts on life cycle cost, funding requirements, facility locations and improvements, space requirements, environmental impacts, duration or frequency of use, safety and health standards requirements, and security restrictions
  • Utility requirements for both fixed and mobile facilities emphasise limiting requirements of scarce or unique resources.

Design Interfaces

  • Reliability
  • Maintainability
  • Standardisation
  • Interoperability
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Usability
  • Environmental and HAZMAT
  • Privacy, particularly for computer systems
  • Legal

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