Year No. Offer Mode Description Cred. Pts 96 55103 S1 X LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT 1.00
A new system will not achieve its full operational capability unless it has efficient, effective, through-life logistics support. Logistics management is the process by which this logistics support is designed, implemented and operated. Because decisions made during the design, development, evaluation and acceptance of a new system can have considerable impact on logistic support requirements, it is important that operational and logistics aspects are integrated from an early stage. To ensure this happens large organizations like Defence are introducing the concept of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) to the capital system acquisition process. This concept is based on a single authority being responsible for coordinating and integrating the complete logistics support arrangements.
This unit focuses on the management aspects of the design of logistics support systems for new products and capital equipment. It includes both the "military" approach to logistics through the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) methodologies and the traditional "business" logistics areas of inventories, warehousing and transportation. The unit emphasises the life-cycle approach to logistics support. It considers how reliability, availability and maintainability factors influence design and life cycle costs, the concept of ILS, the elements of ILS (maintenance planning, supply support, manpower and personnel, training and training devices, technical data, facilities, packaging, handling, storage and transport, support and test equipment, and computing support), and logistics operations and coordination. It includes related topics on logistic support analysis (LSA), modelling and simulation and the practice of logistics in both private and public enterprises.
The main objective of the unit is to enable the student to manage, or interact with the person who is managing, the logistics aspects of the introduction of a complex system into operational service. On successful completion of the unit the student will be able to:
- Introduction to Logistics Management. 5.00 The importance of logistics management for whole-of- life costs control.
- Logistics management in the capital procurement 5.00 process.
- Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) concepts. Major 15.00 elements of ILS and need for an integrated approach.
- Logistics Support Analysis. The purpose of LSA, its 10.00 operation and limitations.
- Planning logistics management activities to coincide 10.00 with other project management areas.
- Alternative ILS solutions and Life Cycle Costs - why 10.00 alternative solutions are considered, criteria for assessment and life-cycle implications.
- Industry as a participant in the logistics effort; 10.00 considering "in-house" and "outside" participants in the trial logistics management solution.
- Logistics Information Systems, including Computer-aided 10.00 Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS).
- Warehousing locations and transportation in business 10.00 logistics. Storage and distribution as issues for logistics managers in the logistics strategy.
- Re-ordering and economic order quantities - standard 5.00 business logistics methods.
- Repair or replace decisions - computer based methods. 5.00
- Conclusion - The entire process in context. 5.00
Text supplied by Unit Leader:
ABR 5794 - RAN Integrated Logistic Support Manual.
Ballou, R.H., 1992, "Business Logistics Management", 3rd edn,
Feigenbaum, A.V., 1983, "Total Quality Control", 3rd edn, McGraw-
Finkelstein, Walter & Guertin, J.A.R., 1988, "Integrated Logistic
Support:The Design Engineering Link", IFS Publications.
Hutchinson, N.E., 1987, "An Integrated Approach to Logistics
Jones, J.V., 1987, Integrated Logistics Support Handbook, McGraw-
ACTIVITY HOURS Directed Study 55 Private Study 100 Examinations 3
No *F/S Marks Due Description Wtg(%) LBL 1 S 35.00 22/04/96 LIFE CYCLE COSTING ASSIGNMENT 35.00 Y 2 S 25.00 03/06/96 ASSIGNMENT - RESEARCH ESSAY 25.00 Y 3 F 07/06/96 UNIT CRITIQUE Y 4 S 40.00 END S1 END OF SEMESTER EXAMINATION 40.00 N
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