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Asia e University

Malaysian Institute of Logistics

Intermediate Logistics Officers Course


(Executive Bachelor in Logistics Management)
(Assignment No 4)

Logistics Support Analysis(LSA):


Enhancing to effective Supply Support
Lt Cmdr
Royal Navy
Prepared for:
Mr. Ahmad

Date: 28 June 2011

Contents
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 2
What is the Logistic Support Analysis? ........................................................................ 2
Aim .................................................................................................................................. 3
Conclusion ...................................................................................................................... 5
References. ..................................................................................................................... 6

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Introduction
What is the Logistic Support Analysis?
The LSA process is tailored in accordance with the maturity of the system/equipment
design. The LSA provides a foundation for the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
program by generating source data and maintenance plans, which will direct other ILS
elements such as training, technical publication and provisioning. The source material
will be identified during the development of a maintenance philosophy through the
implementation of the LSA itself. The maintenance philosophy should adopt and concur
with the program maintenance concept and ensure that supportability requirements are
considered and incorporated into the design of an equipment/system. The diagram
(right) illustrates a generic LSA process and its analyses that are normally conducted1.
Certain inputs to the LSA process need to be considered on a program by program
basis, and are typically:
LSA Plan - Documents what tasks are going to be completed and when and by whom.
Supportability Issues - Supportability requirements, constraints and recommendations.
Customer data - May include a Use Study, Maintenance Concept and required data
elements.
Subcontractor Data - May include analysis, data elements, drawings, product
maintenance recommendations, etc.
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Engineering Data - May include FMEA, maintainability data, hardware breakdowns, etc
In this assignment I will highlight how the LSA effect the Supply Support only

Aim
The Aim of this assignment is to highlight the effect of supply support ways to LSA by
using Level of repair analysis (LORA).

Ways to effect Supply Support2

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There are other activities such as supportability concept evaluation and depending on
the specific program requirements may include an undertaking to ensure that program
requirements and objectives will be assessed and addressed
It is very important to implement Level Of Repair Analysis (LORA) which is instrumental
in providing an optimized maintenance philosophy based upon a cost rational. The
LORA can be considered as a two-stage process that determines where an item is
destined to be repaired and to what level. Hence the objective of the LORA, when
performed correctly, is to determine the optimum cost of repair of an end
item/equipment, by taking into consideration all associated support cost drivers (e.g.,
manpower, support equipment, training, transportation, etc.) that would be required at
each line of maintenance3.
When determining if an item or sub-item should be replaced and/or repaired at 1st line,
consideration must be given to all aspects of the maintenance task. These include fault
diagnostic techniques, accessibility
requirements, task verification,
elapsed task times, disruption to the
operational environment etc

The steps of LORA are addressed in the


diagram 14:

Diagram 1
3
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LORA. MITN INC. http://www.mtain.com/logistics/loglora.htm. dated 28 June 2011

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It is worth to mention that the ELORA provides a recommended repair strategy based
upon economic rational. For instance Spare parts stocking problem
The spare parts stocking problem is generally solved using the decisions that
result from the LORA as an input. The goal is to allocate spare parts inventory
in a repair network such that a certain availability of the installed base is
achieved against the lowest possible spare parts costs. In the military world, a
recommended spares list is usually requested at the acquisition phase. Various
commercial tools exist that can perform the spare parts stocking problem. Consideration
is also given to an item's maintainability and physical

Conclusion
Repair activity is, of course, fundamental to any maintenance program. Repair to a
standard "as good as new" may not always be the optimum solution. Should
components be repaired in situ, in the workshop, or sent offsite for attention by a
specialist contractor? Level Of Repair Analysis (LORA) can be a very complex process,
requiring that numerous factors, each of which may be inter-related to the others, be
taken into account. LORA is also an important ingredient of Integrated Logistics Support
(ILS), the management of the technical logistic disciplines that plan and develop support
for military force.

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References.
Level Of Repair Analysis (LORA).SKF.
http://www.skf.com/portal/skf/home/aptitudexchange?contentId=0.237932.237933.237936.237944.2
38584 dated 28 June 2011.
Rob Basten. Designing Logistics Support Systems. Level of Repair Analysis and Spare Parts Inventories
http://doc.utwente.nl/68749/1/thesis_R_Basten.pdf
MIL-STD-1390D Level Of Repair Analysis (LORA). Dated 19 January 1993.
LORA. MITN INC. http://www.mtain.com/logistics/loglora.htm . Dated 28 June 2011.
Logistic Support Analysis .MTAIN INC. http://www.mtain.com/logistics/loglsa.htm Dated 28 June 2011.
Keen, P.G.W. Sol, H.G. Decision Enhancement Services : Rehearsing the Future for Decisions That
Matter. IOS Press ISBN no 9781607503125 . 03/2008.

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