WSL 003 Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) For Logisticians

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Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) For Logisticians, presents an overview of acquisition reliability and maintainability policy and its application to logistics support.
Upon completion, the participant will be able to apply the following critical behaviors in the workplace:
  • Establish effective R&M metrics.
  • Achieve greater availability for a system through effective R&M processes.
  • Address opportunities in the different phases of a system lifecycle to increase reliability.
  • Objectives
  • Explain how a product's R&M characteristics will affect the measures of logistics support and ultimately the cost of support.
  • Explain how a product’s R&M will affect the measures of combat capability, including operational availability. Convert operational R&M requirements into contractual/design R&M requirements.
  • Know which design activities are crucial to assuring a highly reliable product.
  • Distinguish between maintenance and maintainability; explain two types of diagnostics errors and their associated effects; explain the benefit of vertical testability; distinguish among mean downtime, mean active maintenance time, and mean time to repair; and recognize why the maintainability of a system depends on the reliability and maintainability of its subsystems.
  • Explain the Test-Analyze-and-Fix process and the Duane Model for planning and tracking a reliability growth program; recognize the concept of decision risk, and the value of a statistical test plan in reliability qualification testing (RQT).
  • Explain how to keep manufacturing from adversely impacting a product’s reliability; identify the effects that latent defects have on missions and logistics support; distinguish among the three lines of defense aimed at keeping latent defects from reaching the field.
  • Target Attendees
    Logisticians, program managers and others who need to understand how R&M affect logistics support costs and readiness/availability.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    3 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code N/A
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  21
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
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