Safety-critical industries are where the failure of processes and systems can result in significant harm. These industries prioritise safety as a concern and apply strict regulations and standards to reduce risks.
Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) or Integrated Product Support (IPS) is built on the fundamentals of several elements. Depending on who you speak with, some will say about the 10 Elements of ILS, whereas others will talk about the 12 elements of IPS. These elements include:
- Design Interface (IPS)
- Sustaining Engineering (ILS / IPS)
- Supply Support (ILS / IPS)
- Maintenance Planning and Management (ILS / IPS)
- Technical Data (ILS / IPS)
- Support Equipment (ILS / IPS)
- Training and Training Support (ILS / IPS)
- Manpower and Personnel (ILS / IPS)
- Facilities and Infrastructure (ILS / IPS)
- Computer Resources (ILS / IPS)
- Product Support Management (IPS)
With all these elements in support of systems engineering, a level of Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) will occur to provide answers to the questions that make up the elements. Many engineering organisations have a Logistics Support Analysis Records (LSAR) or LSA database solution. Within the LSA solution, engineers will develop the breakdown of the asset, which will then become the definition of that item.
Through the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) in the LSAR, Engineering organisations can begin defining how to support the product. The LSA on the identified PBS also begins to assist in defining how an organisation provides support for the elements of ILS / IPS.
A crucial stage in the lifecycle is the Training and Training Support element. With our long history in producing technical training devices Pennant has bespoke engineering capabilities to develop procedural trainers, virtual maintenance trainers, modular systems, hand skills trainers and part task trainers, to fulfil customer needs.
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