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Course Description

This course is in teach-out and no longer available for course enrollment.

Logistics Management in Government Acquisition (614)

Credits: 3


Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) is an analysis methodology and management process, which is applied to virtually every major acquisition program in both the military and civilian sectors. The guiding principles of Integrated Logistics Support form the basis for achieving the highest level of capability within an acceptable cost of ownership.

ILS provides the balance between the performance and supportability characteristics of a system that must be formed with a reasonable investment in both the system design and the necessary support infrastructure. The logistics for a given system (or mix of systems) is lifecycle oriented, and the implementation of program-related requirements in this area necessitates a highly interdisciplinary approach. The logistician and their application, and customer contract and operational personnel across the board. This course will provide the basis for acquiring those core competencies utilizing three fundamental objectives: (1) Defining a Supportable Design; (2) Developing a Support Solution; and (3) Defining the Logistic Management Process.

Subjects covered include:


Increase Your Understanding of

• The Integrated Logistics Support Process
• Total Cost of Ownership
• Logistics Support Elements

Improve Your Ability to

• Balance Performance and Supportability
• Develop an Effective Support Solution
• Manage the Logistics Process

Texts:  “Integrated Logistics Support Handbook,” 3rd Edition, by James V. Jones, McGraw-Hill; “Readings in Logistics Management,” AGU Press.

Subjects covered by Course 614
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