Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Integrating Maintenance and Sustainment Program Requirements through an Asset’s Lifecycle – Phase II

Like many commercial companies, the Air Force (AF) logistics and engineering communities lack a standardized and integrated method of accessing product lifecycle information (PLI), managing configuration control of said PLI, synchronizing changes among PLI, and sharing the PLI with downstream consumers (e.g., maintenance, planning). This results in unplanned, manual intervention of limited manpower resources on activities to create, maintain, and update product information before use.

The objective of this project is to use the AF PLM Capability Initiative as a surrogate to industry to improve maintenance and sustainment support thus reducing operational costs and – for the military – increasing warfighter readiness. Phase II will support the acquisition process by continuing to document and refine the early acquisition Mission Threads and focus on management level reports to provide insight into the acquisition process, identify potential bottlenecks and measure improvement and performance.

Those interested in participating in this initiative should contact Dana Ellis, danae@ncms.org or (360) 782-1370 within 90 days of this project announcement. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).