Integrated Logistic Support - The Source[Johannesburg, 20 May 2019] -
Integrated Logistic Support or ILS is defined as - "An integrated and iterative process for developing a support strategy that optimizes functional support, leverages existing resources, and guides the system engineering process to quantify and lower life cycle costs by decreasing the demand for logistics thereby making the system easier to support."
The above definition can be more simply put as:
- Define the required support
- Design for support
- Acquire the support
- Provide the support.
ILS is a technique originally developed by the US Army in the 1960s.
It arose from the need to ensure that almost any manufactured item should have supportability considered during its design and development, as well as throughout its entire life cycle... [Full Story...]