Advanced Provisioning Processes to Ensure Availability and Sustainability

NCMS Project #: 142083

Problem: Major geo-political events, natural disasters and other disruptions can prevent commercial manufacturers from being able to supply critical spare parts or special tools.  These worldwide events such as pandemics, trade wars, and terrorism, can shutter factories, disrupt shipping, and make it difficult for manufacturers to get their end products from factories to the consumer or the military.  All of these events place a tremendous backlog on the supply system and present significant cost, schedule and quality risks to production and fielding of end products.

Benefit: Applying an effective and sustainable process to support supply chain diversification and resilience will result in benefits such as reduced maintenance and sustainment costs, increased operational readiness, and strategic flexibility.

Solution/Approach: The intent of this initiative is to develop effective and sustainable processes to monitor, assess and mitigate the risks of reducing the time and expense needed to ensure end products have the necessary spares and special tools to meet product delivery schedules and customer needs.  This initiative will use two Army combat vehicle programs (one in sustainment and one in production) as surrogates to capture lessons learned from across the product lifecycle and apply them to improve the provisioning processes.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Minimizing supply chain disruptions
  • Provide rapid acquisition solutions to meet urgent operational needs
  • Reduce maintenance and sustainment costs
  • Increase warfighter readiness and lethality

DOD Participation:

  • Program Executive Office (PEO) Ground Combat Systems (GCS)
  • Program Manager Mounted Armored Vehicles (PM MAV)
  • U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC)

Industry Participation:

  • CLogic Defense
  • Defense Engineering Services
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Maintenance avoidance and reliability
  • Obsolescence management and continued maintenance capability
  • Safety
  • Improved readiness
  • Survivability
  • Reliability improvement

Focus Area:

  • Training