Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)

No MoD equipment project can progress without there being a clear and rational Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Plan in place. 

If you are looking to provide equipment to the MoD, ILS must be part of your delivery plan.  And given the recent scrutiny that has been applied to logistics, your ILS plan must be integrated in to your solution and not just an afterthought or ‘add-on’.  The MoD is driving efficiency through the life time of the equipment and with life extensions and capability sustainment programs commonplace, there is no more obvious area to make savings and be more efficient than in Support.

Getting your support strategy then is a strategic advantage and potentially a bid winning proposition.

This requires:
- Foresight – to anticipate where the risks and problems might lie
- Efficiency – to get the maximum benefit from the least effort
- Co-operation – to exploit synergies and niche capabilities
- Simplicity – to reduce complexity and make the processes clear
- Agility – to respond to opportunities and threats as they arise

CDS Defence Support has supported its clients in analysing equipment and system designs using established ILS techniques as required in the Defence Logistics Framework (DLF) including:
- Logistics Support Analysis (LSA)
- Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Predictions
- Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
- Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) Analysis
- Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
- Human Factors Integration (HFI)
- Safety and Environmental Analysis and Assurance

Once a Design is finalised, CDS can support its Entry into Service (EIS) and Whole Life Support (WLS) across all elements of the DLF including:

- Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
- Design and Delivery of Training Courses
- Technical Publications
- Ease of Maintenance Assessment (EMA)
- Initial Provisioning and Spares Recommendations
- Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR)
- Spares Modelling
- Obsolescence Management and Strategic Sourcing
- Disposal