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Maritime Logistics Community News : Autumn 2010
32 NAVY SUPPLY NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2010 By Friday 27 Nov 09 I was at LSA-N in Sydney at a meeting chaired by Submarine Program Manager, Mr Kim Gillis (GM Systems). This meeting was also attended by CAPT Ogrizek (now CDRE Ogrizek and Director General Submarines), CO JLU(W), CMDR Malcolm (CO JLU(W)), PSO(SUP) Submarine Force Element Group (FEG) - CMDR Nelson (PSO(SUP)); and DLSA(N) -- CAPT Warwick (DLSA(N) and key staff). The aim of the meeting was to discuss the Supply Support issues that are currently impacting upon the Collins Class Submarine (CCSM) and to discuss possible courses of action to resolve the prime issues impacting upon CCSM Availability (Ao). These major issues are certainly a challenge particularly in an environment of organisational change, an upcoming new In Service Support contract with ASC and a corresponding push for increased submarine Ao. These challenges also provided plenty of thought material for me when trying to formulate and implement a new Directorate to deal with the challenges. Where we are at right now is on the cusp of a reorganisation of the Combat System SPO and Collins SPO into one DMO Submarine Branch (as of the 5th April 2010) and the advent of a Supply Support and Logistics Directorate as a matrix provider to Generation and Sustainment - responsible for the delivery of ILS in the project phases as well as the Supply Support facets of sustainment of the CCSM. The new Supply Support and Logistics Organisation within the Submarine Branch DMO Current key tenets of the new Supply Support organisation for the Submarine Branch DMO include the bringing together of Acquisition and Sustainment ILS and Supply Support in one organisation with a focus on Transition Planning -- i.e. Acquisition to Sustainment to Disposal and the coordinated transfer of products, services and responsibilities". That is an organisation that supports the Product Manager in sustainment and the Project Manager in Acquisition -- with a firm handle on the transition of supply supportability through both phases. As a result In the case of the CCSM Supply Support and Logistics Directorate we will be spread across WA, SA and the ACT. Supporting the Sustainment Director The employment of a Product Manager (PM) construct across the entire Sustainment function within the Submarine Branch has been initiated thereby empowering subject matter experts with: 1. The obsolescence programme for their system, and 2. The performance/Availability (Ao) of their relevant system. Product Managers will also be involved in the evaluation of the maintenance philosophy as applied to the CCSM. The ultimate aim would be to optimise the maintenance conducted during Full Cycle Docking (FCD) activity, with the focus on deep, intrusive maintenance, therefore allowing for reduced maintenance during in-service/operating periods. Once the maintenance baseline is rationalised, it is then proposed a thorough Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) will be required. The Supply Support and Logistics Directorate will facilitate this. The Shipboard Allowance List (SAL) generation is to be reviewed to ensure that the CCSM is increasingly supportable at the 'O' Level and that the PRA takes into account all considerations including changes to maintenance baselines and weight and trim considerations. Support for Obsolescence Obsolescence is a growing problem for the CCSM and it will be the focus of the Supply Support and Logistics Directorate. With the CCSM unique inventory -- it is just that -- unique. Arguably many parts became obsolescent on the day that the production of the prime equipment ceased or when the platform became operational. There are also unique repairable parts that are classified in this group. It is debatable whether these parts should have been classified as Life of type (LOT) spares from the very New Supply Support and Logistics Directorate for the Submarine Branch I arrived at the Collins SPO in early November 2009 into a new CMDR SU role established after the Submarine Logistics Review conducted by Mr Andy Naughton (ex-LCDR) in mid 2009. BY CMDR DEAN POWELL, RAN In Service/FCD Supply Support •Supply Chain Management •Activity Supply Support (WA) •TML support (NIC/Supply Chain Coord) •FCD Supply Support (SA) •Asset Visibility (SDSS) •Returns -Legacy Returns •Storage and Distribution Policy/Liaison •Disposals (liaison with Defence Disposals) •ISSC Supply Support Transition Generation and Combat System Evolution •ILS Certification •Codification/Cataloguing •Assembly Parts List Coo rdin ation •CCP Support •In Servic e Transition •Planning and Exec ution •ADFLM duties -- spar es buys (to 3 years) •Managem e nt of material in transition (not yet c odified/on cha rge) Logistics Data Management & Engineering Support 1. Mate rial System Perfor manc e Logistics Data Management (Supply Support) - c ataloguing, codific ation, provisioning, physical location, holdings, cost, source of supply, procurement histories, entitlements , Returns, Spe cial Storage Data, Supplier Perform ance/Le ad Tim es -System Management Review Suppo rt 2. ASC ILS DSD Mgr/Liaison/Ta sking 2. Logistics Information Systems -JP2077 MILIS integration, SDSS, SLIMS, SIMS, AIMS OPUS 10 -ASC/ISSC Implementation -Maintenance Close Out Support to Naval Rep (NR) (Availability), Product Manager (Sustainment) and Project Manager (Generation) Logistics Coordination and Planning •Log Synch Matrix •Log Processes and Pro c edure •Contin uous Impr ov ement •Inventory Master Plan Co o rdination •Coordination across Supply Suppo rt/Log Functions - SA, WA, ACT •Reporting •Service Level Agreem ents •Facilitate Risk Managem e nt •ISSC Logistics Co-ord •Supplier Relationships •Requirem ents and Expectations PROVIDES SUPPORT & STRUCTURE FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS -- NEW SM SUPPLY SUPPORT AND LOGISTICS DIRECTORATE ORGANISATION -- What Needs to be Covered? FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF NEW SUPPLY SUPPORT ORGANISATION FOR THE SM BRANCH -- DMO