Logistics refers to a set of activities connecting the producers and a consumer. It contains many good functional elements.
Professor Benjamin S. Blanchard in his book; LOGISTICS, ENGINEERING, AND MANAGEMENT has given a concise explanation of each, which is advisable to go through.
These elements are:
1. Logistics And Maintenance Support Planning:
Interactive preparation, organization, and supervision activities are essential to make sure that logistics requirements for any given program are appropriately harmonized and implemented. Initial development and scrutiny lead to the institution of requirements for logistics and the overall support of the system all over its life cycle.
Maintenance planning for those activities related to the reverse flow corresponds with the definition of the maintenance concept. This follows a path of supportability analysis. And, this leads to the ultimate development of a maintenance plan.
A comprehensive logistics plan requires establishment and control functions. And, executives ensure that they are implemented. The proper establishment of those functions ensures that the plan is properly carried out.
2. Logistics Maintenance And Support Personnel:
Personal activities are required to perform unique logistics and system maintenance. These activities are covered in this category.
Such activities encompass the original condition and collection of items of support, production-related logistics activities. The setting up and depart of the system and its elements at the user’s operational sites maintain customer service functions.
The system is sustained through the support of its properly executed period of use. And, those elements are required for the withdrawal and recycling or discarding of material.
Personnel at all levels of maintenance mobile teams and operation or maintenance at special test facilities and calibration laboratories are included. It is important to include only those who can be directly attributed to the support of that system in the evaluation of a particular system.
3. Training And Training Support:
This category incorporates all facilities data, personnel, equipment, or documentation and related resources essential for the preparation of operational and maintenance staff to comprise both early and replenishment or replacement training.
Training equipment incorporates simulators, mock-ups, special devices, training manuals, and computer resources Software is developed and utilized as necessary to prop up the day-to-day-site training, distance education of a more formal nature.
4. Supply Support—Spares Or Repair Parts And Associated Inventories:
These elements include all spares say, assemblies, modules, Censurable, liquids, oils, gases, repairable units, and the like, repair parts say, non-repairable pasts or components, throwaway items, particular materials, and linked inventories required to keep the major mission linked equipment computers and software, test and support equipment.
Moreover, transportation and management equipment, training equipment, communications equipment, and facilities or utilities. Spares or repair parts are required throughout the system operational share and in support of the retirement and recycling or disposal of system components.
5. Computer Resources:
This category includes all computers, associated software-connecting machinery, networks, and interfaces essential to sustain the day-to-day flow of information for all logistics functions. The flow of information involves scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities.
And, special monitoring and reporting requirements are included in those activities. The activities include those with reference to CAD/CAM/CAS data the execution of condition monitoring programs and in support of system diagnostic capabilities.
6. Technical Data, Reports And Documentation:
Technical data may comprise system set up and look into procedures in use and repairs instructions inspection and calibration procedures, repair lessons, facilities data, system modification’s engineering data such as materials and parts list, specifications, Supplier data, CAD/CAM/CAS data, drawings, special reports Logistics provisioning, and procurement data, system prepared and maintenance data, and supporting databases.
Included in this category is the ongoing and interactive process of data collection, analysis, and reporting covering the system throughout its life- cycle.
7. Maintenance And Support Facilities And Utilities:
This category covers all particular facilities that are exclusive and are necessary to hold up logistics activities, to comprise storage buildings, warehouses, and maintenance facilities at all levels.
Physical plant, moveable buildings, mobile vans, personnel housing structures, middle-level maintenance shops, calibration laboratories, and particular repair shops such as depots, overhaul material suppliers are considered.
Capital equipment and utility power, energy requirements, safety and security provisions, heat, environmental controls, communications, and the like are generally included as part of facilities.
8. Packaging, Handling, Storage Or Ware Housing And Transportation:
This category logistics take account of all materials, gear special provisions, containers both resistible and throwaway and supply essential to hold up the packages, safety, and preservation, storage, handling, and or transportation of the major mission connected elements of the system, staff spares and repair parts, test and support equipment technical data, computer resources, and mobile facilities.
Enclosed in this group are the early and sustaining carrying requirements for the delivery of materials and for the repairs and support activities throughout the system life cycle.
The main modes of transportation—air, highways, pipelines railways, and waterways and intermodal, truck, rail, truck, waters, rail, water, truck, air, and the like are considered.
Logistics management includes all tools, situations, monitoring gear, analytical and checkout equipment, particular test equipment, metrology, and calibration equipment. Besides maintenance fixtures and stands and special handling equipment are part of logistics that support operational and maintenance functions throughout the forward and reverse flows.
Last Updated on October 19, 2022 by Magalie D.
Magalie D. is a Diploma holder in Public Administration & Management from McGill University of Canada. She shares management tips here in MGTBlog when she has nothing to do and gets some free time after working in a multinational company at Toronto.