A Skills-focused Workshop: “The Big Picture in a COTS/NDI Environment”

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Who: Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals

What: One-Half Day Workshop “The Big Picture in the COTS/NDI Environment”

When: Tuesday, May 24, from:12:00 PM EST to 5:00 PM EST.

Where: Online Event, and locally at Linchpin Solutions, Inc., 6175 Guardian Gateway, Suite L, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005. Question Mark Icon

Why: You will learn specifics about logistics discipline analyses end-to-end, from the kickoff to delivery of the final Supportability Product Data during this workshop. This workshop is focused on developing skills useful for government acquisition logisticians, government support contractors, and system provider logisticians.


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About the Workshop

The Presenter: Mr. Tim Wilson

Timothy Wilson is currently the Logistics Support Service Manager at Linchpin Solutions Inc. He currently works all aspects of logistics and specialty disciplines analyses and products development for Satellite Communications Systems, and for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Countermeasure Systems.

Prior to Linchpin Solutions, Tim served in various senior positions including over eight years working DoD 5000 Acquisition Logistics supporting Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). At MSC he managed approximately 46 acquisition programs at various stages of the life cycle, including co-chairing Independent Logistics Assessments and supporting Milestone Decision Authority boards.

Over the course of his career he has performed and managed the complete range of logistics and specialty disciplines analyses, and product development, resulting in comprehensive Supportability Product Data – pre- and post-reform. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals family.

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Abstract: The Big Picture in a COTS/NDI Environment

If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you are doing.

W. Edwards Deming

This skills-focused workshop, The Big Picture in a COTS/NDI Environment, will address logistics and specialty discipline analyses end-to-end from kickoff to delivery of the final Supportability Product Data (training materials, technical manuals, and provisioning).

We will also address predecessor data relationships of different analyses or products leading to the next, conduct deep-dive reviews and perform exercises in critical path analysis. These exercises will include reliability predictions and failure modes, and effects analysis.

During the workshop we will discuss key activities involving external resources and stakeholders, and address efficiencies that can be achieved to maximize benefit while minimizing the cost to implement. These activities should result in data products and metrics developed through analytical rigor.

Today’s business environment emphasizes a shift from high cost Contractor Logistics Support or Field Support Representative, to an Organic sustainment approach. We will discuss the necessary analytical framework to establish an Organic sustainment capability and supply chain, while improving Availability (Ao) and reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TOC).

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to describe what you are doing as a process, but moreover, have the necessary knowledge to execute the process effectively.

Workshop Sponsor

The corporate sponsor for this workshop is Linchpin Solutions, Inc. Established in 2014, Linchpin Solutions Inc. is an SBA 8(a) certified and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firm that provides tactical C5ISR service and solutions for Federal and Commercial clients. Linchpin Solutions’ areas of expertise include integrated logistics support services, help desk solutions, curriculum development and training, professional services, and facilities as a service (faas). To find out more, please visit www.linchpinsolutions.com.

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