IPS Element Support at WR

WR leverages decades of experience to support all 12 DoD Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook IPS Elements:

1. Product Support Management (PSM)

  • Life Cycle Sustainment Plans (LCSP)
  • Configuration Management (CM), including Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and Ship Change Documents (SCDs) and Configuration Status Accounting (CSA) using CDMD-OA
  • System Operation Verification Tests (SOVTs) and Test Procedures
  • System interface review; Combat Systems Operational Sequencing System (CSOSS) input
  • Cycle support: sustainment logistics, and disposal support including Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) disposition

2. Design Interface

  • Reliability, availability, maintainability
  • Design characteristics with functional logistics elements
  • Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) and Key System Attributes (KSAs) including availability, reliability, ownership cost, and mean down-time through ongoing analysis

3. Sustaining Engineering

  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) analysis and management
  • Perform failure analysis of individual entire systems
  • Provide engineering technical services ensuring continued operation with known risk
  • Provide product improvement support including research on recapitalizing of existing technology to complete replacements and new acquisition

4. Maintenance Planning and Management

  • Reliability and maintainability engineering, including:
    • Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
    • Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
    • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis
    • Maintenance Index Page (MIP) and Maintenance Requirement Card (MRC) development and updates
    • Engineering assistance to resolve Technical Feedback Reports (TFBRs)

5. Manpower and Personnel

  • Manpower, Personnel and Training (MPT) requirements determination
  • Job Task Analysis (JTA)/Job Duty Task Analysis (JDTA)

6. Supply Support

  • Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)- approved material management
  • Initial provisioning development, including:
    • Provisioning Technical Documentation (PTD) package
    • Request Joint Electronic Type Designation Automated Systems (JETDAS) nomenclature
    • Item Name Code (INC) through DLA Logistics Information Service
  • Research and engineering assistance in response to Engineering Service Requests (ESR/formerly DLA-339)

7. Support Equipment

  • Organizational Metrology & Calibration (METCAL) program
  • Calibration/Measurement Requirements Support (CMRS) for new and upgraded systems

8. Technical Data

  • Technical manual and Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) development, maintenance, and delivery
  • ILS Certifications and checklists

9. Training and Training Support

  • Courseware and curriculum
  • Navy Training System Plans (NTSPs)
  • Front End Analysis (FEA)
  • Business Case Analysis (BCA)

10. Computer Resources Support

  • Advanced software engineering and design for existing and new systems
  • Cyber embedded early during development and throughout system life cycle

11. Facilities and Infrastructure

  • Site surveys
  • Facilities and infrastructure plans

12. Packaging, Handling, Storage and Transportation (PHS&T)

  • Approved MIL-STD-2073 packaging and handling of Hazardous Material (HAZMAT), Electrostatic Sensitive Devices (ESD)
  • Receiving, inventory support, and warehousing
  • Worldwide shipping emergent support for Casualty Reports (CASREP)