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(Last Modified:21-Apr-2015)


Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) For Logisticians, presents an overview of acquisition reliability and maintainability policy and its application to logistics support.
  • 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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