by Gary Pearce, ASCI ACT Chapter President and ASCI ILS College Secretary
This article is Part B of a 3 part series. Read Part A now.
What is ILS - Part A introduced the ILS Elements, as illustrated right with the through-life support disciplines relationship. The ILS Elements include all those functions and resources necessary to ensure that each Mission System can be, and contribute to be, effectively supported while in service. These can be seen from the following functions and descriptions. ILS activities associated with the elements are based on considerations, identification, processes, and not on physical day-to-day services.
The ILS Elements are briefly as:
Key Core Through-Life Support Disciplines that support/assist ILS Decisions:
In addition, ILS interfaces with:
In summary ILS Management is the process of planning, directing, controlling, coordinating and monitoring. ILS activities include consideration connected with the ILS/Supported Elements, to maintain ILS integration objectives. ILS activities including considerations associated with ILS.Support Elements ensure ISL integration objectives are achieved.
In the next article there will be continuing ILS theme howe currently throughout the world in particular Europe and USA, IPS is replacing ILS through the S-Series Specification process, changing of the guard which isn't a huge change. What is IPS, see the next article Part C coming soon.
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ASCI provide individuals with professional acknowledgement and recognition of competence through registration under the scheme. Registration under this scheme provides professional recognition of competence through the confirmation and acknowledgement to the individual and by implication, to the industry, of his/her career achievements against an industry accepted, globally aligned set of standards, on par with other professional disciplines in industry.
Gary Pearce is a retired ILS Practitioner with over 20 years direct ILS experience, and 50 years Defence and Defence Industry experience. He holds a Masters in Management Studies-Logistics (UNSW) and Master of Project Management (USQ). He also has accreditation as a Registered Practitioner ILS (ASCI), Certified Professional Logistician (Transport & Logistics Certification Council) and Certified Associate in Asset Management (Asset Management Council). In addition, he has an Associate Diploma in Engineering (Maintenance)-Electronics (ADF). Gary is currently the ASCI ILS College Secretary and ASCI ACT Chapter President. Previously he was a SCLAA Director and SCLAA ACT Division President.
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