Accession Number : ADP001587

Title :   On Army Operational Test and Evaluation of Logistics Supportability,


Personal Author(s) : Reich,Donald G. ; Wright,Susan ; Krals,Lennart G. ; Harvey,Gene ; Wing,Bert E.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Army policy requires testing and evaluation of the logistics supportability of a system in the acquisition process. The thrust is to assess both the adequacy of system design for support and the adequacy of the support package developed with the system. While the policy is generally sound, the lack of a comprehensive Army methodology for test and evaluation of logistics supportability during operational testing has weakened implementation of the policy. Presented first is a review of the current status of operational test and evaluation of logistics supportability. The key ingredients to effective and comprehensive logistics supportability test and evaluation are identified. For each ingredient, problem areas with proposed solutions are discussed, thus providing a TRADOC perspective of where we are and where we should be. Following the review is TRADOC proposed methodology for operational testing and evaluation of logistics supportability. All phases of operational testing are addressed with incorporation of proposed solutions for problem areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Logistics support, *Test and evaluation, *Methodology, Systems analysis, Army procurement, Army planning, Decision making, Solutions(General), Logistics management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE